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wader

1. any of various long-legged birds, esp those of the order Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, etc.), that live near water and feed on fish, etc.
2. a Brit name for shore bird

wader

[′wād·ər]
(vertebrate zoology)
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Today, the Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, Alaina Lockhart, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced the opening of a new shorebird discovery centre in the Shepody National Wildlife Area, located between the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks.
On warm summer days, kaykers can expect to see piping plovers and other shorebirds foraging out on the open mudflats that surround the island.
These humble beaches turn into a mixing bowl for influenza between mid-May and early June, as thousands of shorebirds and gulls crowd together and swap viruses.
Shorebirds feed in intertidal areas or around freshwater wetlands, and make up around 10 per cent of all birds in Australia.
Penner is leading local efforts to participate in World Shorebirds Day, including a bird count at Cheyenne Bottoms and special displays at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
And of all the shorebirds, I get a real kick out of finding a Curlew Sandpiper (or Curly Sand as a friend of mine calls them).
The national park's isolated sand flats and mangroves provide essential habitat for thousands of shorebirds representing 13 species, including the largest congregation of the endangered piping plover outside the U.S.
"Volunteers are essential for the protection of the breeding shorebirds. Engaging beach-users about the significance of the fenced off areas and the importance for dog walkers to keep their dogs on leads makes a huge difference to breeding success.
One of the main reasons that high concentrations of shorebirds use the lagoon is presumably the availability of food resources and sites for replacement, where individuals can gain weight to complete the migration process between hemispheres.
We measured the area of each field or wetland and then, on each survey, calculated the density (birds per acre) of shorebirds, ducks and large wading birds (herons, egrets, ibis and cranes).
The Lane County Audubon chapter will visit the Royal Avenue portion of the Fern Ridge Wildlife Area to view the late fall migration of shorebirds during its monthly Third Saturday Bird Walk on Saturday.