After our successful first workshop in Groningen, this spring we decided to meet our shorebird friends again and discuss new ideas and the clarified ÉLVONAL fieldwork protocol.

This event was organised by ÉLVONAL core team and held at University of Debrecen. With the participation of twenty one researchers and students from many countries we had a fruitful international workshop.

After listening to great talks and taking part in group discussions we visited Nagy-szik near Debrecen. This protected wetland provides a precious stopover site for migrating shorebirds and is a breeding ground for a small number of wader species. Here our recently joined collaborators could practice recognising shorebird species while trying our Behaviour observation protocol.

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From the left: Fanni Takács, Claire Tanner, José Valdebenito, Naerhulan Halimubieke, Emilien Genetier, Dr Vojtech Kubelka, Dr Zsolt Végvári, Romy Rice, Noémie Engel, Dr Nolwenn Fresneau, Prof Tamás Székely, Kees Wanders