Shorebird Working Group

Under the former Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategies (1996 – 2000; 2001 – 2006), the Shorebird Working Group was established to implement the Shorebird Action Plans. This was effective in facilitating the collaboration of researchers, site managers and governments within the Flyway. A Shorebird Site Network of 48 sites was established and coordinated by a Flyway Officer. These Network sites now form a key component of the Partnership Flyway Site Network.

The Goal of the group is to promote, facilitate and coordinate shorebird conservation, management, education and research activities within the EAAF and to improve communication between shorebird specialists and managers in the flyway.

Taxonomic groups that occur in the Flyway include: Jacanidae
  • Jacanas


  • Painted-snipes


  • Oystercatchers


  • Avocets & Stilts


  • Pratincoles


  • Plovers


  • Sandpipers

Working Group documentation

All files are in pdf format. Download the Adobe Acrobat reader.

Working Group Chair

Richard Lanctot, PhD
Region 7 Shorebird Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1011 East Tudor Road, MS 201, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Tel: 907-786-3609
Fax: 907-786-3641

Bio: Dr. Richard Lanctot is the Alaska Regional Shorebird Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is based in Anchorage, Alaska. He has studied the breeding ecology of shorebirds in Arctic Alaska since 1991 and has investigated a variety of research and management questions on shorebirds at migration and wintering areas throughout the Western Hemisphere and in parts of China and Taiwan. He is the full-time staff member of the Alaska Shorebird Group, is the Science Coordinator for the Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network, a founding member of the Conservation of Flora and Fauna’s Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative, and is a principal organizer for the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group.

EAAF Shorebird Working Group e-mail list serve

If you want to join the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership’s Shorebird Working group listserv, send a blank message to   Be sure to send the message from the e-mail name you wish to get notifications.