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Far eastern curlew

The Far Eastern Curlew Project

A new Australian project led by Amanda Lilleyman from Charles Darwin University is bringing hope for the critically endangered Far Eastern Curlew.

Whimbrel

On A Whimbrel & A Prayer #15

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 with wings up

On A Whimbrel & A Prayer #14

Whimbrel KU decided to move south after staying at the Yellow Sea for 50 days and has joined KS in South East Sulawesi!

Whimbrel flying

On A Whimbrel & A Prayer #13

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!

Whimbrel

On A Whimbrel & A Prayer #12

See how our satellite-tagged Whimbrels, KS and KU, are doing on their long haul flight back to Australia on southward migration.

Whimbrel

On A Whimbrel & A Prayer #11

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.

Whimbrel JX on Roebuck Bay

On A Whimbrel & A Prayer #10

Our satellite-tagged Whimbrel JX is the first to return to Australia on southward migration, having been sighted at Roebuck Bay, Broome.

Whimbrel

On A Whimbrel & A Prayer #9

All three of our satellite-tagged whimbrels are on their southward migration back to Australia. Which Whimbrel will make it home first?

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