Little Curlews LS and LU have reached the coast of China, having flown non-stop from Australia!
Whimbrel migration for 2019 is on with both satellite-tagged whimbrels departed Roebuck Bay at the end of April.
After the excitement of the unpredictable and interesting journeys this project has treated us to so far, this week has been ‘uneventful’ overall.
No sooner had it appeared that all four Oriental Pratincoles were settling down to breed, when two birds have flown long distances in opposite directions!
All 22 Far Eastern Curlew tagged in Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Victoria in 2018/19 are now on migration.
Over the past week, a second satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincole has made a major migration flying to Taiwan.
The first of the three Little Curlews fitted with satellite transmitters by the Australasian Wader Studies Group has begun its northward migration!
One of the Oriental Pratincoles has made the big move to India, while the other three remain in Cambodia. Where will they go next!
With the exception of three birds, all of the satellite-tagged Far Eastern Curlews are now on migration and making their way through Asia.
In March the Victorian Wader Studies Group fitted 60 Red-necked Stints and 10 Curlew Sandpipers with geolocators at Yallock Creek on Westernport Bay.
Another Oriental Pratincole has moved to mainland Asia, bring all four birds together as ‘almost neighbours’.
Three of the four satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincoles are now in Mainland Southeast Asia as they continue their northward migration.
Four of our satellite-tagged Far Eastern Curlews have begun their northward migration with one already sighted in Japan!
Our satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincoles continue to migrate through Asia and may complete their northward migration by the end of March.
Five Little Curlews have been fitted with satellite transmitters on Anna Plains Station in northwest Australia by the Australasian Wader Studies Group.
All four Oriental Pratincoles tagged by the Australasian Wader Studies Group in February have left Australia on northward migration.
Two of five satellite transmitters fitted on Whimbrel in 2017 are still transmitting with both birds fattening up in Broome’s Roebuck Bay.
Eight more Far Eastern Curlews have been successfully fitted with satellite transmitters in northwest Australia by the Australasian Wader Study Group for the Far Eastern Curlew Project, led by Amanda Lilleyman from Charles Darwin University.
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For the first time ever, five Oriental Pratincoles caught in northwest Australia have been fitted with satellite tags by the Australasian Wader Studies Group.
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