This latest report on our satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincoles the movement pattern of one of the birds, SHE, indicates a second-breeding attempt.
Despite limited data, our Oriental Pratincoles appear to be progressing slowly on southward migration.
The Oriental Pratincoles are surprising us again with 3 of the 4 birds appearing to be breeding for a second time!
Two birds remain on their chosen breeding sites, while the other two may have completed the breeding for the season and have begun moving south.
Massive progress north by both of our satellite-tagged Whimbrels this week with LA even reaching Russia!
All four of our satellite-tagged Oriental Pratincoles remain in their current location, presumably busy with breeding activities.
Amazing news from India where a team of local birders have found the nesting site of one of the satellite-tagged birds, SEP.
A quieter week for the Oriental Pratincoles with all of our birds, except SUN, having made only local movements.
Both Whimbrels, KU and LA, have reached their stopover sites in Southern China. We wait to see if storms forecast for the region will affect their progress!
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.
Meet the Ruddy Turnstone – one of the easiest shorebirds to identify in the field with its orange legs and boldly patterned plumage.
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!