Mar 12 2017
A Call for Submissions to the “Tattler” Newsletter
This is a call to all of our shorebird (wader) network friends to consider providing us with articles of interest to readers of our newsletter Tattler for the East Asian Australasian Flyway as well as our Shorebirds 2020 Project volunteers and Flyway Partnership readers. We look forward to your contributions no matter how small.
We aim to produce the next edition of Tattler in April 2017, when most migratory shorebirds are on migration to their breeding areas. However we would like to include any interesting stories or reports from birdwatchers and researchers who have been studying shorebirds on migration, at their non-breeding sites as well as unusual sightings (including leg flags). The deadline for contributions is 25 March 2017. Please forward your contributions to
Previous issues of the Tattler can be downloaded from our website.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Jul 20 2016
The Grey Plover Satellite Tracking project also includes birds fitted with trackers in South Australia. You can learn more about this important part of the project on the VWSG Grey Plover Tracking page.. It is of interest that the Grey Plovers which are the target of the St Vincent’s Gulf study migrate further than the Western Australian birds, as far as Wrangle Island, north of Siberia.
Jul 20 2016
Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust is hosting the 10th Australasian Shorebird Conference to be held at UNITEC Institute of Technology in Auckland on 1 – 2 October 2016. Save on registration by getting in before July 31, 2016.
The Conference will consist of two days of presentations covering a wide range of subjects relating to shorebird biology and ecology in New Zealand, Australia and the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Anyone interested in presenting a paper or poster at the conference should contact Phil Battley P.Battley@massey.ac.nz
This will be followed by field trips to a variety of good shorebird sites around Auckland on Monday 3 October.
If you are interested in sponsorship please contact Adrian Riegen, the ASC 2016 Committee Convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up-to-date at www.miranda-shorebird.org.nz/asc2016
May 26 2016
The flagship journal of BirdLife Australia, Emu, has released an issue dedicated to migratory shorebirds.
This edition, Volume 116 Issue 2, has 14 fascinating and informative articles on research which has been conducted on the EAAF and is invaluable for researchers, advocates, educators, conservationist groups and shorebird lovers.
Visit the Emu – Austral Ornithology page on the BirdLife Australia site for article summaries or to get your subscription to Emu.
May 26 2016
Though much of a proposed development at Toondah Harbour on Moreton Bay will be benign for migratory shorebirds, the development includes additions which will require the reclamation of over 43 hectares, or 1.6%, of the Ramsar Site at this location.
The AWSG, BirdLife Southern Queensland and BirdLife Australia are calling on the government to see that this facet of the development does not proceed. You can assist by visiting the BirdLife Toondah Harbour Development page, learning more and signing the petition.
May 26 2016
The coming Australasian Shorebird Conference will be hosted by Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalist’s Trust at the UNITEC Institute of Technology Auckland, NZ.
May 26 2016
In seeking to ensure that the best conservation outcomes for migratory shorebirds can be put in place it is necessary to identify and learn about their migratory routes, including breeding and staging locations.In the case of the Grey Plover, much is still conjecture. We currently believe that the Grey Plover migrates around 12,000 kilometres northward each year to where it breeds in the northern summers and then returns to spend the southern summers here in Australia. We also know that there are around 12,000 Grey Plovers sharing Australian coastlines each year and that these numbers are in decline. Of interest is that nearly all of them are female.
In order to learn more, we aim to use satellite tracking to accurately map their journeys. You can learn more about this project and track its progress visiting the Marvel of Migration page on the BirdLife website.
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