Australia has been a Partner since 2006 and is home to 24 Flyway Network Sites, designated under the specifications set by EAAFP. It is home to millions of birds, such as godwit, knot and curlew, escaping the winters of the northern hemisphere to feed and don their breeding plumage.
Birdlife Australia have embarked on a yearly outreach program called ‘Farewell Shorebirds‘ to bid farewell to the birds as they set off on annual migration north to breed.
Flyway Network Sites in Australia
Click on a wading bird marked on the interactive map below to reveal information about the Flyway Network Site.
EPBC Act Policy Statement 3.21 – Industry guidelines for avoiding, assessing and mitigating impacts on EPBC Act listed migratory shorebird species (Australian Government)
Wetlands Australia: a twice yearly publication by the Department of the Environment, Australian Government, which brings together information and resources from across the country relating to wetlands conservation, management and education.