May 29 2017
After nearly a month of northward migration, the satellite recordings of our Whimbrel’s journeys show us that individual birds of the same species, caught and tagged in the same flock in Australia can have vastly different journeys to their breeding grounds, high in the arctic circle.
While two of the three migrating Whimbrel have been observed to be forging ahead through China, one bird, ‘JX‘, has stalled in the Philippines for at least 20 days. It will be very interesting to see if ‘JX‘ finally completes the migration north to the breeding grounds in around a months time.
Follow the link through to update 3 of the 2017 AWSG satellite transmitter project to read the latest on the progress of the tagged Whimbrel!
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