Date: 11/2/18 4:26 pm
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A lesson in birding lexicon? What's a "wader" as per Wader Conservation World Watch?
Hi all,
After my post about the Wader Conservation World Watch this weekend, I
was politely reminded that the term "wader" means different things to
different people. To clarify, in this context we are talking about
shorebirds, not long legged waders like herons. In Europe, shorebirds
are called waders.

I should have known that this might be a little confusing having spent a
bit of time birding in Europe as the birding lexicon is indeed different
across the pond. On more than one occasion, when someone has reported a
"redwing" on the CT listserv, I immediately thought they were reporting
the European thrush called Redwing (Turdus iliacus) rather than
Red-winged Blackbird.

At least on this side of the pond, we don't call Great Egrets, Great
White Egrets. That drives me nuts over there.

Have a great weekend.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Wader Conservation World Watch, November 3 & 4, 2018
Date: 2018-11-02 18:04
From: "Gina Nichol " <gina...>
To: posting list <ctbirds...>

Hi CT Birders,
If you are birding this weekend and happen to see waders of any kind,
please consider taking part in an international event going on this
weekend. It's called Wader Conservation World Watch and it is run by
Wader Quest, an organization that supports shorebird conservation.

It's easy to participate, just watch waders and report them.
For information, go to

These great people are from Brazil and the UK and have birded in
Connecticut (I met them on River Road in Kent a few years ago). It's a
great excuse to get out birding this weekend.

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT

Gina Beebe Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
PO Box 274, Cos Cob, CT 06807
USA 203.453.6724

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