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.
Flyway Site Network today
- Number of Flyway Network Sites: 144 Full list of sites (as of May 2019)
- Number of Countries joining Flyway Site Network: 18
(Russia 10, USA 2, Mongolia 11, China 19, Democratic People's Republic Korea 2, Republic of Korea 14, Japan 33, Bangladesh 6, Myanmar 5, Philippines 4, Thailand 3, Vietnam 1, Malaysia 1, Singapore 1, Indonesia 2, Papua New Guinea 1, Australia 24, New Zealand 4, Cambodia 1)
- The total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 22,416,891.9
- For more information on each site, click the map location.
Tools for development of the Flyway Site Network (2013)
An integrated and updated list of candidate sites and guidance on prioritisation