Inka Veltheim has sent the following update in the Little Curlew migration:
Since the last update there have been some interesting developments in the Little Curlew migration.
|Map: Australian Wader Study Group|
Individual 131947 (BB) has made it further north and is staging on the coast of a small island of Pa-chao, south west Wangan township, between Taiwan and the Chinese coast.
The distance moved so far by each of the Little Curlew is no small feat: 131945 (BD), which left Roebuck Plains in mid-April, has now flown approximately 7000 km; 131947 (BB) has moved 5000 km and 131943 (BC) some 2500 km. This is equivalent to roughly 166, 118 and 59 marathons respectively!
We are now waiting with interest for all three to take off again, and continue their journey towards the breeding grounds. Stay tuned.