• Announcement of 12th Australasian Shorebird Conference

    The 12th Australasian Shorebird Conference will take place from 29-30 October 2022, hosted jointly by the Australasian Wader Studies Group and the Queensland Wader Studies Group. We are pleased to announce that the Conference will be an online event, in hopes of encouraging broad participation from around Australia and across the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. The theme for this Conference is “Global Strategies Local Actions” and through the Conference program, we will look at what has been happening across the East Asian – Australasian Flyway since the 11th Australasian Shorebird Conference held in 2018. We have developed an exciting program on shorebird natural history, counting, research and local conservation action over the last 4 years to give you a fascinating insight into the knowledge and understanding of shorebirds as well as the work being done towards their conservation. We know of the many ongoing challenges that shorebirds face, including loss of habitat, hunting, pollution and competition for food resources. Add to that the increasing threats from climate change and greater impacts from a growing human population in the Flyway, their world becomes more and more uncertain. Strong efforts are being dedicated at the global and local level to understanding, raising awareness for, and addressing the problems facing shorebirds. You will see this reflected through the range of exciting sessions during the two days. Knowledge and action go hand in hand, and we will see all the efforts that have been put in to achieving better outcomes for shorebirds. All keen “shorebirders” will find the program of interest however you are engaged with our amazing shorebirds. We encourage you to register and join the Conference to learn more about and be part of the wonderful world of shorebirds and those seeking to ensure their conservation. Conference official website, visit here. Abstract submission deadline: 15 August, 2022 Participation registration deadline: 30 October, 2022 Mark Barter Travel award information, check here.


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  • Learn about Migratory Shorebirds with Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve!

    Shorebird migration is one of Nature’s most enigmatic phenomena. To increase awareness and understanding on these amazing birds, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve created ‘Shorebird Migration’, an educational video that…


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  • World Migratory Bird Day 2021 Oct Event – Bangladesh (Bangladesh Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Project)

    ©️ Bangladesh Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Project/BSCP Event Title: Shorebird conservation campaign Event date: 27-28 October, 2021 Event Site: Sonadia…


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  • Literature list (January-March 2021)

    1) Biology & ecology Xu, Y., M. Kieboom, R. J. A. van Lammeren, Y. Si and W. F. de Boer (2021). “Indicators of site loss from a migration network:…


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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…


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  • Literature list (July-September, 2020)

    1) Biology & ecology Seasonal and population differences in migration of Whimbrels in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway Fenliang Kuang, Jonathan T. Coleman, Chris J. Hassell, Kar-Sin K. Leung, Grace…


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  • East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting moved online

    The 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting is switching from face-to-face to an online virtual meeting to be held on 3-5 November…


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  • Working coastal wetlands used widely by EAAF shorebirds

    It is well-known that extensive loss and degradation of wetlands has occurred worldwide and is a major contributor to the decline of shorebirds in the EAAF. Artificial (i.e. human-made)…


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  • Literature list (January-June, 2020)

    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 …


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  • Floating roost for weary migratory shorebirds on trial in Republic of Korea

    The Yellow Sea, encircled by the coasts of China and the Korean peninsula is…


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