Banded Lapwing | Bar-tailed Godwit | Black-fronted Dotterel | Black-necked Stilt| Hooded Plover | Inland Dotterel | Lesser Sand Plover | Long-toed Stint | Oriental Plover | Pacific Golden Plover | Pectoral Sandpiper | Red-necked Avocet | Red-necked Stint | Ruff | Sharp-tailed Sandpiper | Sooty Oystercatcher

Waders (also referred to as shorebirds or shore birds) are birds of the order Charadriiformes. These wading birds are commonly found along shorelines and mudflats, where they wade in the mud or sand, when foraging for food (such as insects or crustaceans).

Some of these waders are also grouped under other common names such as Dotterels Lapwings Plovers.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Clade: Gruimorphae
  • Order: Charadriiformes

Footnote & References

  1. AWSG — Australasian Wader Study Group, The Australasian Wader Studies Group (AWSG) was formed in 1981 as a special interest group of BirdLife Australia to coordinate and focus studies on waders, or shorebirds, in Australia and throughout their migration routes in the Asia Pacific,
  2. VWSG — Victorian Wader Study Group, The Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG) began its activities in 1975. The VWSG’s primary objective is to conduct a long-term comprehensive study of waders and terns throughout Victoria. This is achieved primarily through capture and release of birds at key high tide roosts. The VWSG is a non-profit organisation and is made up of around 140 volunteers,
  3. Stint Identification, by Melissa Hafting, 19 August 2017, Dare to Bird,