The Global Wader Tracking Data Project (GWTDP) is a new, community-led initiative aiming to become a definitive register of all wader/shorebird tracking projects currently underway or completed.

The Project has three main purposes:
  • Maintain an up-to-date register of all wader tracking projects currently undertaken;
  • Encourage best practices in the long-term storage of tracking data, including the use of specialist repositories via a partnership with Movebank;
  • Facilitate collaborations between trackers, scientists and conservationists, including promoting open access to data, and facilitating data-sharing where appropriate, particularly for efforts towards the conservation of these species
Read more about the project, meet the team, or read on to learn how to contribute!
Image: Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa tagged in the Tagus Estuary SPA, Portugal

How to contribute

To register your data, simply fill in our data agreement form and we’ll take it from there!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at globalwader (at) waderstudygroup (dot) org. In your email, please include (if applicable):
  • details of the waders tracked: species, ages, sex and numbers.
  • where the tags were fitted (name of location, latitude and longitude).
  • where the data is currently stored.
We look forward to hearing from you!