4 May 2023

Spring Waders at Mai Po - end April - early May 2023

The precarious existence of waders is demonstrated in real-time by their numbers seeming to be down in Hong Kong compared to previous years.

Common Redshank - Tringa totanus

Terek Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper and Red-necked Stints

Gull-billed Tern and (mostly) Curlew Sandpipers

Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus)

Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

Mongolian Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus)

Still, it's an annual pleasure to view the waders in passage from the boardwalk hides at Mai Po.

Something never to be taken for granted !


  1. Sad to hear numbers may be down. Hope they rebound...

  2. Just got to hope and plug away at conservation causes !