• Sad loss of “father of wader studies” in EAAF, Clive Minton, 1934-2019

    Clive Dudley Thomas Minton 1934-2019 Clive Minton, a father figure in global wader studies, very sadly died in a car accident in Australia on 6 November 2019. Clive trained as a metallurgist but is best known for his work with waders. His early wader studies were in England with the Wash Wader Ringing Group (founded […]

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  • Oz Asia Festival: Lantern parade

    Members of Friends of the Adelaide International Birds Sanctuary (FAIBS) recently contributed to the BirdLife Australia section of the lantern parade at the Oz Asia Festival. A workshop was held in September in Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (Flyway Network Site EAAF 131) where local artists taught all-comers, including family groups, how to make paper lanterns. […]

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  • First Swan Goose Festival in DPR Korea – Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day

    Migratory birds link people across the Flyway. At the time of World Migratory Bird Day, our Partner in The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea held their first Swan Goose Festival on 13th October at Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve (EAAFP Flyway Network Site and Ramsar Site), to join the global celebration of the amazing journey of migratory […]

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  • [”Flyway: connecting people and migratory waterbirds” story series] Interview with Miss Kate Gorringe Smith, project coordinator of Overwintering Project and Flyway Print exchange

      Flyway connects people. It makes people in a different field to get to know each other. Flyway also enables people to share their knowledge and experience. Therefore, EAAFP is starting a new project, ”Flyway: connecting people and migratory waterbirds” story series, to introduce people and interesting stories along the flyway. Our first interviewee is […]

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  • EAAFP Brown Bag Talk with Dr. Nick Davidson about the value, importance, and state of the world’s wetlands and waterbirds

    On Thursday 24th October 2019, the EAAFP Secretariat organized its first Brown Bag Talk with Dr. Nick Davidson, Chair of EAAFP Technical Sub-Committee on the topic of “The value, importance, and state of the world’s wetlands and waterbirds”. About 30 people with diverse backgrounds including professionals, researchers, and students attended the event, coming from the […]

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  • New Engraved Legflags from Jiangsu

    Green/Blue flag combination has been used in Jiangsu coast, China, since 2015. Sightings so far have included Red-necked Stint in Thailand, Myanmar and Australia, Great Knotin Indiaand Australia,Lesser Sand Ploverin Australia, Terek Sandpiper in Australiaand Peninsular Malaysia,Bar-tailed GodwitinAustralia, Curlew Sandpiper inAustralia, Ruddy Turnstonein Australia, Kentish Plover in Taiwan and Sanderling in Bali. This autumn, Professor […]

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  • Anatidae Working Group hosts Waterbird Monitoring Symposium in Beijing

    The Second International Symposium on Developing Effective Coordinated Monitoring of East Asia Waterbirds in the 21st Century was held in Changping, Beijing, China, just outside Beijing from 14-18th October. The symposium was hosted by the EAAFP Anatidae Working Group and organized by the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy […]

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  • EAAFP supported the Bird Walk in Thailand in September/October 2019

    Joined in 2010, Thailand is one of the 18 Partner Countries of EAAFP. There are three Flyway Network Sites: Krabi Estuary and Bay (EAAF 084), Pak Thale – Laem Phak Bia (EAAF 121) and Khok Kham (EAAF 122). The later two sites were important wintering sites of a key species of EAAFP – Spoon-billed Sandpiper […]

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  • Australia and BirdLife Australia to host 11th Meeting of Partners for the EAAFP in 2021

    The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is pleased to announce that it has officially accepted Australia’s offer to co-host, with BirdLife Australia, the Flyway Partnership’s 11th Meeting of Partners in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 14 to 19 March 2021. The Meeting of Partners brings together all 37 EAAFP Partners every two years to discuss important […]

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  • Literature list (June-August, 2019)

    The EAAFP Science Unit is highlighting some key journal publications in the flyway. The abstract of each journal article is placed following the literature list below.  1) Biology & ecology Behavioural plasticity and trophic niche shift: How wintering geese respond to habitat alteration Effects of migration and reproduction on the variation in persistent organic pollutant […]

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