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 !