Welcome to the Global Flyway Network in Australia
Following intense discussions among science partners and BirdLife Netherlands, in 2006 the outlines of a long term Global Flyway Network were established and endorsed by BirdLife.
The Global Flyway Network (GFN) is a partnership between researchers worldwide who are devoted to long term — usually demographic — work on long distance migrating shorebirds.
The partnership aims to build on the strengths of comparative demographic shorebird studies worldwide, with the aim to understand and analyse the factors determining shorebird numbers in a rapidly changing world. In practice it also tries to fill major gaps in coverage of fieldwork of the world’s most threatened shorebird flyways.