A Little Curlew Goes a Long Way – Update #2
April 14, 2019
First of the flock
The Little Curlew migration has begun!
The first bird to leave Anna Plains Station in northwest Australia is LL, which was flying past Roebuck Bay, Broome, just after midnight on 5th April (Figure 1.). It flew approximately 2,000km and has landed on Seram Island, Maluku province, Indonesia on the morning of April 7th (Figure 2.). This migration path is further east than migration paths of Little Curlews recorded in 2013 and 2015, and may be due to tropical cyclone Wallace tracking across the sea between Australia and Indonesia.Seram Island, Maluku province
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Little Curlew being fitted with satellite transmitter by Robert Bush. Used with permission © 2019.
Google map images prepared by Inka Velthiem. Written by Inka Veltheim for the AWSG. Edited and published with permission by Amellia Formby for Wing Threads © 2019.