What is Wing Threads?
A flying adventure to bring hope for migratory shorebirds
Zoologist turned pilot, Amellia Formby, is preparing to fly a microlight around Australia in 2022* to raise some serious awareness for migratory shorebirds – the world’s most endangered group of bird species.
Along the way, she’ll visit schools along the coast and introduce students to migratory shorebirds through a creative community project called The Flock Oz for BirdLife Australia.
*Postponed until 2022 due to COVID-19
The Flock Oz is a fun, community project that uses social media to connect communities living in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway through migratory shorebirds and builds support for their protection.
Everyone can get involved by cutting out, painting or hosting a shorebird gathering.
Be part of the adventure!
Subscribe to the Wing Threads email list to receive updates, Meet The Shorebirds cartoons & follow satellite-tagged shorebirds on migration.
The Oriental Pratincoles are busy breeding in Cambodia and India at the same sites they bred at in 2019.
In their second year of tracking, all three Oriental Pratincoles have flown to the same breeding grounds as they did last year.
A new book on the horizon, going solo and working for BirdLife as the Wing Threads journey continues to roll with our ever changing world.