EAAFP currently sponsors activities across the Flyway. These campaigns have been developed to both raise awareness and bring people and countries together. By bringing attention to migratory waterbirds and their habitats, we can help to ensure their continued safety and prosperity. These campaigns are directed at all levels, especially local communities, schools, and individuals. Everyone is welcome to join!
Red Knots and Great Knots are small, stocky wading birds. They use large, muddy estuaries around the coast for feeding. The population of both species has been declining at a rate of 2-2.5 % per year in recent decades, primarily as a result of habitat loss at the stopover sites.
The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat is proposing the “Year of the Knots” to call for attention and urgent conservation actions to save these birds.
Learn More about ‘Year of the Knots’: Click here
‘To Our Winged Travellers‘ is an interactive art project to celebrate the annual migration of migratory waterbirds. Since last May, over 1000 people participated in the project via online and at the local bird events in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF).
The project started in the Republic of Korea and messages were delivered to other countries in the EAAF, such as Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. Please help us keep the greetings coming and ‘flying’ out to their next destination!.
Learn more about ‘To Our Winged Travellers’: Click here
Wherever they are, migratory waterbirds sense the change of the season and start a northward migration to habitats where they nest and raise their chicks. In the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF), the most intrepid traveller is the Bar-tailed Godwit, which migrates from New Zealand to Alaska (USA) as far as 15,000 km, stopping in the Yellow Sea to refuel.
#WelcomeWaterbirds is a celebration of their annual journey throughout 22 countries along the EAAF. It is inspired by the Farewell Shorebirds campaign initiated by BirdLife Australia to see them off from Australia. The migratory waterbirds are a shared asset that connects people in these countries regardless of their location, language, or country border. Wherever you are in EAAF, join us in bidding farewell or welcome to our migratory waterbirds to wish for their safe journey and successful breeding.
Learn more about ‘Welcome Waterbirds’: Click here
Artwork for banner by Janet Essley