Special IWC Newsletter focuses on the quest to find the Slender-billed Curlew

IWC Newsletter No. 12 - News from the International Waterbird CensusEde,
17 July 2009
- Wetlands International has circulated
a special 2009 Newsletter for National Coordinators of the
International Waterbird Census (IWC) in Europe, North Africa,
the Middle East and Central Asia.

This latest edition of the IWC Newsletter focuses on the
international quest to find the Slender-billed Curlew (Numenius
), the rarest bird in The Western Palearctic
and Southwest Asia, with a last confirmed record in Hungary
in 2001.

Addressing all coordinators and counters involved in the
annual IWC, Simon Delany, Senior Technical Officer for Waterbird
Conservation at Wetlands International writes: "This
coming winter, 2009 - 2010, we are making special efforts
to find the bird. We hope that all IWC coordinators and
counters within the historic and potential range of the
species will join in these efforts. Observers in these countries
are being asked to carry out special surveys to try and
find Slender-billed Curlews. Counters and birdwatchers from
other countries are being encouraged to visit countries
where the species used to occur, to help with the search."

The Newsletter has been produced by the Slender-billed
Curlew Working Group (SbCWG) and includes articles explaining
how you can help the quest to find the bird, and where you
need to look, and what to do if you find a Slender-billed
Curlew this winter. To download the special edition of the
IWC Newsletter on the Slender-billed Curlew please click

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Last updated on 16 June 2014