• Annual summary of Alaska Shorebird Group field studies

    The Alaska Shorebird Group produces annual summary to document new and ongoing field studies of shorebirds in Alaska. This year marked the beginning of the novel Coronavirus pandemic; therefore, many field projects were either cancelled or postponed, and the annual summary reflects this. The 2020 annual summary includes information for 8 studies and 20 publications from ASG members.  These research […]

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  • 2020 International Symposium for Hwaseong Wetlands: Getting the Benefits of Conservation – Hwaseong Wetlands

    On 1st December, 2020, together with Hwaseong City in Republic of Korea, the EAAFP Secretariat co-hosted the International Symposium for Hwaseong Wetlands to promote the importance and values of Hwaseong Wetlands. Government officers, site managers, national and international experts, and representatives from environmental organizations, NGOs, and local communities participated in the virtual symposium to share […]

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  • 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting Report

    Over 400 people from 39 countries/regions registered for the 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Virtual Meeting (EAAFSSM) that took place from November 3rd to 5th, 2020. Participants joined live online discussions, workshops, 5 keynote talks and 80 presentations across 18 sessions that addressed a myriad of topics on shorebird research and conservation. Almost 100 […]

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  • Welcome South-East Gulf of Carpentaria: (Leichhardt-Gore) (Wernadinga coast) in Australia as new Flyway Network Site

    On 16th December, 2020, the EAAFP and its Partners welcome the new Flyway Network Site (EAAF 149), South-East Gulf of Carpentaria: Leichhardt River to Gore Point (Wernadinga coast) in Australia. Located on the northern coast of Australia, the site covers Queensland state waters and a narrow seaward strip of the Wernadinga pastoral lease. Its boundary starts […]

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  • Invasive Spartina alterniflora and tidal flat loss endanger important shorebird habitat in coastal mainland China

    Coastal wetlands in mainland China are critically important to shorebirds. Substantial loss of tidal flats, shorebirds’ primary feeding grounds, has occurred due to coastal development. This has caused population declines in multiple species. Spartina alterniflora or “smooth cordgrass” was introduced to the coast of mainland China in 1979 to promote the conversion of tidal flats […]

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  • Literature list (October-December 2020)

    1) Biology & ecology Yao, S., X. Li, C. Liu, J. Zhang, Y. Li, T. Gan, B. Liu and W. Kuang (2020). “New assessment indicator of habitat suitability for migratory bird in wetland based on hydrodynamic model and vegetation growth threshold.” Ecological Indicators 117: 106556. Zhang, F., S. Cui, S. Gao, R. Hough, P. Hu, […]

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  • Results of the 2020 #LegflagChallenge Photo Contest

    A novel photographic competition to get citizen scientists to spot migratory waterbirds and help their conservation. The results of the 2020 #LegflagChallenge Photo Contest is now out! Nearly 120 images of tagged waterbirds were submitted by birdwatchers and photographers from 11 countries across the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The “Best Photo of tagged Waterbirds” winner is […]

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  • Updates of worldwide avian influenza situation by FAO/EMPRES-AH (Oct-Dec 2020)

    FAO/EMPRES-AH is constantly monitoring the avian influenza situation worldwide and compiles information from multiple national and international sources as well as peer-reviewed scientific articles. Close collaboration with country and regional offices, the implementation of avian influenza field surveillance projects, and networks of expertise like OIE/FAO’s OFFLU (www.offlu.net) provide access to timely information on outbreaks, surveillance […]

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  • The “Year of the Cranes” story series#6: The story of Siberian Crane “Flappy”

      To promote the conservation of cranes in ‘The Year of Cranes”, an animation was produced for the general public to understand the life of Siberian Crane by the International Crane Foundation (ICF). The Siberian Crane (Leucogeranus leucogeranus) has been classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List and its global population is only around […]

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  • A hitherto undescribed population of Black-tailed Godwits in the EAAF

    Occurring across Eurasia, the black-tailed godwit has three recognized subspecies, from east to west melanuroides, limosa, and islandica, respectively. With the smallest body size, melanuroides has been considered the only subspecies in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Yet, observations along the Chinese coast indicated the presence of distinctively large individuals. The latest research on a population […]

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