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Shorebird flock - Roebuck Bay

5 Reasons Why Shorebirds Are Awesome

All animals are awesome, but some are just more awesome-er than others. Here are five reasons why shorebirds are the most awesome animals in the world!

Three Whimbrels roosting on posts in the water

Whimbrel Watch 2019 – Update #3

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!

A Whimbrel standing in shallow water in front of a pile of branches

Whimbrels Up and Away!

Whimbrel migration for 2019 is on with both satellite-tagged whimbrels departed Roebuck Bay at the end of April.


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!


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.


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.

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