The Flyway Site Network refers to the network of important sites – wetlands – used by migratory waterbirds throughout the Flyway.
The East Asian-Australasian Flyway (the Flyway) is one of nine major migratory waterbird flyways around the globe and is home to over 50 million migratory waterbirds – including shorebirds, Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans), cranes, and seabirds (for example divers, cormorants, gulls, shearwaters, and auks) – from over 250 different populations.
There are currently 900 sites recognised as internationally important to migratory waterbirds along the flyway.
For more information on each site, click the map location (not available on mobile site).
Number of Countries joining Flyway Site Network: 18 (Russia 10, USA 2, Mongolia 11, China 19, North Korea 2, South Korea 11, Japan 33, Bangladesh 5, Myanmar 3, Philippines 4, Thailand 3, Vietnam 1, Malaysia 2, Singapore 1, Indonesia 2, Papua New Guinea 1, Australia 24, New Zealand 2)
Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 21,868,129.6
(except 1 site from Japan, 1 site from Philippinesfor now)
New tools for development of the Flyway Site Network:
An integrated and updated list of candidate sites and guidance on prioritisation
= SIS without essential parts (Q1-14, Q30)
n/a = Not available
An asterisk(*) next to the year indicates that the SIS is in need of updating. (An SIS is considered outdated if older than 6 years as adopted at EAAFP MOP9)