GlacierHub is glad to join the first World Shorebirds Day on September 6, 2014, by showing the diversity of shorebirds that are found near glaciers, including tidewater glaciers and glaciers in mountain lakes. These include classic waders such as the black stilt and the least sandpiper. Other birds also frequent the shores of glacial waters. These come from a number of families: ducks, puffins, gulls, skuas, eagles and penguins.. Examples can be found from several different continents. These birds show the great natural diversity that exists in glacier environments. Their calls are often evocative, as a recent post to GlacierHub noted.
World Shorebirds Day is organized by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, based in southeastern Massachusetts. Glacier birders are invited submit their shorebird watching sites to a registry of such sites.
Photo Friday highlights photo essays and collections from areas with glaciers. If you have photos you’d like to share, let us know in the comments, by Twitter @glacierhub or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.