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EAST ASIAN-AUSTRALASIAN FLYWAY PARTNERSHIP

Saving migratory waterbirds and the places they live

Welcome Shorebirds

Welcome

Migration of Shorebirds
Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Khok Kham © Smith Sutibut
Spoon-billed Sandpiper © Smith Sutibut

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:

Welcome Shorebirds in 2016

Here, we share shorebirds sighting news we have received from all over the the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

Date where species observer
Send us your sighting to secretariat@eaaflyway.net to be recorded here!
7 April Yeongjongdo, ROK Bar-tailed Godwit (300+), Curlews (1130+) Tomoko Ichikawa
9 February Songdo, ROK Eurasian Curlew (42) Tomoko Ichikawa, Eugene Cheah, Spike Millington

 

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