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!
As we wait for satellite-tagged whimbrels, KS and KU, to finish nesting and begin their southward migration, we revisit their journeys thus far.
Six weeks have passed since KS arrived at the breeding grounds and movements away from its nesting area suggest it has newly hatched young!
Our Whimbrels, KS and KU, are at the breeding grounds! Their activity suggests they have both found suitable nesting sites and are busy breeding.
Over the past week, our two Whimbrels KS and KU have made significant progress on migration and are now getting close to the breeding grounds!
Almost a month has passed since our Whimbrels departed Broome and they have re-united at the Yellow Sea.
It is migration time and our satellite-tagged Whimbrels are on the move! Three of our Whimbrels departed Australia between 16-20th April and they are now in the northern hemisphere.
In their fifth year of tracking shorebirds, the Australasian Wader Studies Group have fitted 4 Whimbrels with satellite transmitters.
Few birds inspire awe like shorebirds – a group wetland-dwelling bird species that perform the longest feats of migration known to the natural world.