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 third 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 second 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 first 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 »

Mar

28

2016

Great Knots head north

Great Knots instrumented with Platform Transmitter Terminals have started to leave Roebuck Bay on their northward migration.

Great Knot Platform Transmitter Terminals tracks 28 March, 2016 »

Dec

18

2015

Scientific Paper on Annual Survival Published

The attached paper is highly statistical and may not be to everyone’s taste! The results ceratinly won’t be with alarming decreases in annual survival of Red Knots, Great Knots and Bar-tailed Godwits documented.  A huge thank you to all those who have contributed sightings to the GFN project

Simultaneous declines in summer survival of three shorebird species signals a flyway at risk Piersma, Lok, Chen, Hassell, Yang1, Boyle, Slaymaker1, Chan, Melville »

 

Dec

18

2015

GFN in NZ meeting about EAAF

Acronyms, don’t you just love them? Theunis has been in New Zealand and through the efforts of Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre met with the Minister of Conservation.

A brief report is attached and it is positive!

Global Flyway Network visits New Zealand Minister of Conservation Barry »

Nov

21

2015

Satelitte Telemetry News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-25/scientists-find-birds-have-personalities-which-could-be-key/6878008