A new Australian project led by Amanda Lilleyman from Charles Darwin University is bringing hope for the critically endangered Far Eastern Curlew.
Hooray to KU’s return to Australia after flying more than 19,800km on a migration journey of 195 days to and from the breeding grounds in Siberia!
Whimbrel KU decided to move south after staying at the Yellow Sea for 50 days and has joined KS in South East Sulawesi!
Just when we were expecting our satellite-tagged Whimbrel KS to be on its way back to Broome, it surprised us again with another detour!
See how our satellite-tagged Whimbrels, KS and KU, are doing on their long haul flight back to Australia on southward migration.
One of the advantages of being a migratory bird is the freedom to travel among countries without a passport or visa. Our Whimbrel KS has decided to visit a country a little bit more difficult for humans to enter – North Korea.
Our satellite-tagged Whimbrel JX is the first to return to Australia on southward migration, having been sighted at Roebuck Bay, Broome.
All three of our satellite-tagged whimbrels are on their southward migration back to Australia. Which Whimbrel will make it home first?
Over the past 2 weeks, our Whimbrels KS and KU in Siberia have started their southward migration!