Wader Headstarting: Learning from Experience

Postponed to Autumn 2022, Online

In a world where waders are facing increasing pressures and many populations have declined or are declining, there is a growing interest in headstarting as a conservation tool.

Headstarting is a relatively new technique for waders. It is showing promise for some species in some situations, but there is a lot to learn and many pitfalls to avoid.

We are running a conference to bring together those involved in headstarting and related methods for birds, and those interested in learning about the technique, with the aim of sharing information, improving collective understanding and helping to ensure this method is effectively developed, deployed and monitored.


Duration: 2 days

Dates: Autumn 2022

Location: online (Zoom)

Pre-conference survey: closed, thank you to all who responded!

Conference postponed

Unfortunately, we have had to take the decision to postpone the headstarting conference due to staff changes.

The conference will be rescheduled for Autumn 2022 and we hope that all who previously registered will be able to participate then. We will provide more information over the coming months, including new dates, when confirmed.

Information will be added to this web page as plans develop.