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Shorebird.org is an on-line citizen science project tracking shorebird sightings using user-submitted digital photos.

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Not the greatest quality photo, but lots of Sanderlings at Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg, Maine over the weekend.

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Just ran off other Willet, but left the Marbled Godwit alone?

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Hooded Dotterel

Beach-nester, very vulnerable to disturbance.

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Oriental Plover

A vagrant to this part of the continent, usually a summer-visitor to northern Australia.

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Red-capped Plover

Male in breeding-plumage, resident species.

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Variable Oystercatcher

Despite plumage differences all three birds same species

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Blog Articles

Our 'Official' List of Shorebird Species

Thursday, March 31, 2016

If you have already uploaded a photo to shorebird.org, or, if you have suggested a species for another user's photo, you will be famililar with our drop-down selection menu of shorebird species. We based our selection on a list by the official World Shorebirds Day web site.

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iOS Strips EXIF Data When Uploading Images from Web Forms

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

One of the features of Shorebird.org is the ability to obtain location information from the images uploaded to the site. Many cameras and most smart phones have the ability to store location data embedded in the actual photo file. The embedded information uses a standard called 'EXIF', which stands for Exchangeable Image File Format.

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News Headlines

2016-04-05 Does beach replenishment smother a shorebird's next meal? (Conservation This Week)
2016-03-29 Beach Replenishment Takes A Toll On Sand-Dwelling Creatures (KPBS)
2016-03-29 Cape Hatteras National Seashore Readies Closures To Protect Shorebird Nests (National Parks Traveler)

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