New Wader Quiz

Correctly identify all the bird species in this photo! Post your answer in the Comments.

Click on the photo to enlarge the image.

And there’s a prize! A copy of Birds of Laem Phak Bia for the first fully correct answer (in my opinion!). Go for it!

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25 thoughts on “New Wader Quiz

  1. I’m not brave enough to judge the OOF birds but here is my try:
    Whimbrel, Common Greenshank, Greater Sandplover, Grey Plover, Terek Sandpiper Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Long-toed or Red-necked Stint (quite oof), Marsh Sandpiper, Great Knot, Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank(?).

    By the way, it is an amazing composition. Can’t wait to see that. πŸ™‚ May I join you? πŸ˜‰

    Best, Szimi

  2. Is the book in Thai, Dave?
    Here is what I can see;
    1. Whimbrels
    2. Common Redshanks
    3. Common Greenshanks
    4.Grey Plover
    5. Greater Sand Plovers
    6. Curlew Sandpiper
    7. Terek Sandpipers
    8. Bar-tailed Godwit
    9. Broad-billed Sandpiper
    10. Great Knots
    11. Red-necked Stint

  3. I will love to try, waders had always been a huge challenge for me, I think I saw the following:

    1. Whimbrels, 7 of the large ones with down-curved bills
    2. Bar-tailed Godwith, the remaining 4 large ones with straight bills
    3. Common Redshank, up to 5 are visible with some only having a face, a back or OOF
    4. Common Greenshank, 3 seen in the image
    5. Marsh Sandpiper, 1 of them beside a Greenshank
    6. Terek Sandpiper, probably up to 7 of them, 2 of them are OOF
    7. Grey Plover, 1 behind the Whimbrels
    8. Greater Sand Plover, up to 3, one in breeding plumage already, the far one is OOF so can’t confidently differentiate from Lesser
    9. Broad-billed Sandpiper, 1 near the group of Tereks
    10. Curlew Sandpiper, 1 sticking out beside a Greenshank with long curved bill
    11. Stints spp., 2 stints side by side in the foreground is too small and too blur to identify
    12. Ruddy Turnstone, I believed the 2 large OOF birds in the background could had been of this?

    There is one very blur OOF bird at the upper left that I simply can’t draw any conclusion with….

  4. Since it was not accepted yet, I repost this as myself:

    I will love to try, waders had always been a huge challenge for me, I think I saw the following:

    1. Whimbrels, 7 of the large ones with down-curved bills
    2. Bar-tailed Godwith, the remaining 4 large ones with straight bills
    3. Common Redshank, up to 5 are visible with some only having a face, a back or OOF
    4. Common Greenshank, 3 seen in the image
    5. Marsh Sandpiper, 1 of them beside a Greenshank
    6. Terek Sandpiper, probably up to 7 of them, 2 of them are OOF
    7. Grey Plover, 1 behind the Whimbrels
    8. Greater Sand Plover, up to 3, one in breeding plumage already, the far one is OOF so can’t confidently differentiate from Lesser
    9. Broad-billed Sandpiper, 1 near the group of Tereks
    10. Curlew Sandpiper, 1 sticking out beside a Greenshank with long curved bill
    11. Stints spp., 2 stints side by side in the foreground is too small and too blur to identify
    12. Ruddy Turnstone, I believed the 2 large OOF birds in the background could had been of this?

    There is one very blur OOF bird at the upper left that I simply can’t draw any conclusion with….

  5. This is fun Dave, at least I know not everyone is correct yet πŸ˜‰

    Great Knot x 3
    Nodmann’s Greenshank x 1 (worried about this one!)
    Marsh Sandpiper x 1
    Common Greenshank x 2
    Greater Sandplover x 3
    Terek Sandpiper x 7
    Eurasian Whimbrel x 7
    Bar-tailed Godwit x 3
    Red-necked Stint x 2
    Common Redshank x 5
    Grey Plover x 1
    Curlew Sandpiper x 2

    James…

  6. Quick status report. No correct answers yet. Guesses must be correct to species (no stint sp, etc). The species in the extreme top leftish (OOF) occurs elsewhere in the photo, so no need to worry about that one!

  7. Not sure what happened to my initial reply on FB?
    Anyhow, here is my entry without scrutinizing everyone else’s.
    Nordmann’s and Common GS, Common Redshank, Marsh SP, Curlew SP, Broadbilled SP, Lesser and Greater SP, Ruddy Turn, Asian Dowitcher, Bar-tailed Dow, Grey Plover, Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sand, Broad-billed Sand…Whimbrle,, Bar-tailed Godwit..Terek Sand….now that should be it….

  8. Erm, ok, lets try to ammend

    1. Whimbrels x 7
    2. Bar-tailed Godwit x 4
    3. Common Redshank x 5
    4. Common Greenshank x 3
    5. Marsh Sandpiper x 1
    6. Terek Sandpiper x 7
    7. Grey Plover x 1
    8. Greater Sand Plover x 3
    9. Broad-billed Sandpiper x 1
    10. Curlew Sandpiper x 1
    11. Kentish Plover x 2 (the ones that everyone thinks of stint earlier on could had been one of those small plovers, I think a non-breeding Kentish may fit the profile with obvious darker flight feathers, but strongly afraid of possibilities of the Swinhoe’s as well……)
    12. Great Knot x 2 (OK, Ruddy Turnstone cant be that big in the background)

  9. Hmm,, not too sure of the Nordmann’s entry….put it in based on the clearly bi colored bill on the GS to the right. Now I see the legs being too long…..maybe not…

  10. let me try πŸ˜‰

    common greenshank
    grey plover
    greater sand plover
    whimbrel
    terek sandpiper
    common redshank
    marsh sandpiper
    great knot
    lesser sandplover
    bar tailed godwit
    broad-billed sandpiper
    curlew sandpiper
    rufous-necked stint (blurred one)

    greenshank that blur one….right side of picture, near terek sand. Really look like nordmann which have two color of bill but the size of bird (compare to marsh sandpiper on the left side) and shape of leg i guess it still be common greenshank

  11. OK I’ll try.
    1.whimbrel
    2. Grey Plover
    3.Common greenshank
    4. Common redshank
    5. Lesser sandpiper
    6. Terek sandpiper
    7. Broad-billed sandpiper
    8. Bar-tailed Godwit
    9. Red-necked stint
    10. Curlew sandpiper
    11. Great knot
    12. Greater sandpiper

    Cheers

  12. let me try:

    1. Whimbrel
    2. Bar-tailed Godwit
    3. Common Greenshank
    4. Nordmann Greenshank (if i’m not wrong, on right side. Blurr)
    5. Common Redshank
    6. Red-necked Stint (blurr)
    7. Marsh Sandpiper (blurr)
    8. Terek Sandpiper
    9. Grey Plover
    10. Greater Sand Plover
    11. Curlew Sandpiper
    12. Broad-billed Sandpiper
    13. Great Knot (blurr)

    Khaleb..

  13. From left to rigth, in order of appearance (indicating only new species) :
    1. Whimbrel
    2. Greater sand plover
    3. Greenshank
    4. Grey plover
    5. Red-necked stint
    6. Curlew sandpiper
    7. Common Redshank
    8. Bar-tailed godwit
    9. Terek sandpiper
    10. Lesser sand plover
    11. Great knot
    12. Marsh Sandpiper

  14. in haste but great fun, had to have a go

    1. Whimbrel
    2. Greater sand plover
    3. Greenshank
    4. Grey plover
    5. Red-necked stint
    6. Curlew sandpiper
    7. Common Redshank
    8. Bar-tailed godwit
    9. Terek sandpiper
    10. Broad-billed sandpiper
    11. Great knot
    12. Marsh Sandpiper

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