Saturday, 14 March 2015

World Shorebirds Day, 6th September 2015 - First Guest Blog

Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Sonadia Island, Bangladesh
Photograph taken by and copyright Baz Scampion 

As well as being a young ornithologist, conservationist, writer and speaker, I am also Ambassador for World Shorebirds Day.

I have chosen to champion World Shorebirds Day because it is an organisation that celebrates waders (shorebirds) and those trying to conserve them each 6th September. The day is to show how important bird surveying is so that people who don’t normally count birds can improve and that the number involved worldwide increases. 

2014 was the first World Shorebirds Day event, with 413 birders taking part. Of the 225 waders on the IOC world list, 123 were seen worldwide. It would be really great if we can increase the numbers taking part and make it the first huge global birding event.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, Sonadia Island, Bangladesh
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

I have a real connection and love of waders. They are my dad, Chris Craig’s favourite bird groups and through years of watching and studying them, he is amazing at identifying them. That love for waders has rubbed off on me.

Read my first blog on the World Shorebirds Day website posted on 19th February 2015,

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, talking about Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Dhaka
Photograph taken and copyright Helena Craig

Photograph in the background taken by and copyright Baz Scampion

About the writer

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig

Mya-Rose Craig is a 12 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker.    She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world.  She was the youngest person to see 3,000 birds in 2013 and she hopes to see her 4,000th bird in Antarctica, her 7th continent, in 2015.  Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter

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