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. Gina
-------- 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.