Wader Headstarting: Learning from Experience

1-2 March 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: 1-2 March 2022

Location: online (Zoom & Slack)

Pre-conference survey: short pre-conference survey


Registration: 18 Oct 2021 to 25 Feb 2022

Deadline for talk/poster submission: 15 Dec 2021

Notification of talk/poster acceptance: 14 Jan 2022

Draft programme: 19 Jan 2022

Deadline for sending posters: 9 Feb 2022

Deadline for sending pre-recorded talks: 18 Feb 2022

Final programme: 23 Feb 2022

Conference dates: 1-2 Mar 2022


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