Migration of Shorebirds
Shorebirds are among the migrants that travel the largest distances annually in the world. They are usually found at wetland or coastal habitats. In the East Asian-Australasian Flyway most of the shorebird species breed in the Arctic areas of Siberia and Alaska and migrate to the southern hemisphere for the non-breeding season.
The Red-necked Stint, one of the smallest shorebirds, only weighs 20 grams and measures about 15 cm. With this small body, they migrate between breeding grounds in the Arctic and non-breeding area in Australia and New Zealand.
To find out more about shorebirds, visit our Shorebirds Working Group page. For more information on shorebirds migration, please also visit the page below:
- GFN on The Luannan Coast, Bohai Bay, China from Global Flyway Network
- Satellite Tracking Project 2015 Updates from Global Flyway Network
- GFN’s migration tracking blog /GFN全球迁徙网络的博客 (Chinese and English)
- Grey Plover tracking in Gulf St Vincent, South Australia
- Little Curlew satellite tracking in 2015
- 2015: Year of the Godwit