Jun

20

2016

First Dry Season Catch 2016

Dry Season catching is underway 2016 06 19 Report

Jun

17

2016

ABC/BBC World Service Radio Series

Hi All

Here is the link to the radio series that I have sent around separately.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/features/flying-for-your-life/

Jun

6

2016

Bohai 2016 Update 6

Welcome to the 6th and final update from the Luannan coast, Bohai Bay, China. The piersmai Red Knot are still not here in the expected numbers. We are still recording ‘new’ colourbanded birds, so it seems some piersmai are still trickling through the Luannan Coast Counts from North Western Australia this non-breeding season will be informative as will any news of unusually large concentrations of Red Knot in the Yellow Sea this northward migration period. More on this in the full report (coming soon – ish).

2016 Update 6

Jun

1

2016

Bohai 2016 Update 5

Welcome to the 5th Update from the Luannan coast, Bohai Bay, China.  Scanning is going merely okay, or could even be described as poor, relative to what it is usually like. But we need to remember that we are thousands of kilometres away from most on the marking sites, so all the records we collect are adding to the bigger picture of migration through the EAAF. We have now recorded 3,463 birds from 31 sites on 17 species. Red Knot still leads the way with 2,585 sightings. So we shouldn’t be too downhearted!

Bohai 2016 Update 5 »

May

24

2016

Bohai 2016 Update 4

Welcome to the 4th Update from the Luannan coast, Bohai Bay, China. The main story this time is, where the heck are the Red Knots?! From the last update, ‘we are not recording big numbers of yellow flagged and colour banded birds yet, but we do expect this to change any day soon.’ Well it hasn’t! We have recorded very few and it is getting intriguing and worrying. The next week of good scanning tides will reveal more…

Bohai 2016 Update 4 »

May

14

2016

Bohai 2016 Update 3

Welcome to the 3rd Update from the Luannan coast, Bohai Bay, China. Scanning is going well, so far we have recorded 2,250 marked birds from 25 sites on 15 species. Red Knot leads the way with 1,636 sightings. Despite this we feel that the Roebuck Bay birds have not really arrived with us yet. We are not recording big numbers of yellow flagged and colour banded birds yet, but we do expect this to change any day soon…

Bohai 2016 Update 3 »

May

4

2016

Important news

IMPORTANT NEWS »

May

1

2016

Bohai 2016 Update 2

Welcome to the 2nd Update from the Luannan coast, Bohai Bay, China. Let’s talk about the weather! It’s hot! Unseasonably so from our eight years of experience – we usually have some cold and wet weather in the first weeks of our field season, but not so this year, the odd chilly morning and a drop of rain, but other than that, warm and today its 32 deg C 90 deg F! Read the second update from the Global Flyway Network team in China:

Bohai 2016 Update 2 »

Apr

26

2016

Bohai 2016 Update 1

It is that time of the migratory shorebirds year that sees them migrating from north west Australia (and many other places!) to and through East Asia on their journeys to their breeding grounds. And so this means GFN swinging in to action and following them (or at least through the Luannan Coast, northern Bohai Bay China). Read the 1st Update from the Global Flyway Network team in China:

Bohai 2016 Update 1 »

Mar

28

2016

New Zealand and China taking steps towards a reserve at the Luannan Coast

Encouraging news from across The Tasman for the future of shorebirds in northern China.

There is a whole discussion to be had about why the Kiwis seem so much more successful than Australia in this forum. But for now let’s cross our fingers.

DOC and China’s conservation agency agree to protect migratory birds Media release 18 March 2016 »