Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Good news for Charlie - AWSG Grey Plover updates Nº7

This just in from Katherine Leung and AWSG Grey Plover Tracking Project team.

Just in time to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, and what better way to do it than publishing news from a migration tracking project.

In our last update, we have been worried about Charlie’s choice of stop-over site in a container port in Qingdao. Charlie has brought us good news that in the past 4 days, it had moved about 9km further north and has been able to find a more “natural” wetland with mudflats and aquaculture ponds. Fingers-crossed that Charlie will be able to fully replenish there before departure. Meanwhile, Nad is still feeding and moving around strongly in southern Bohai Bay.

Charlie’s further movement in Qingdao

Current location of Nad and Charlie


The migration route of our birds is shown in the map below:

Ecosure (white), Mymi (red), Nad (blue) and Charlie (orange)


Distance travelled by our Grey Plover since departing Broome:
Name
Leg Flag
Distance travelled
Ecosure
LLA
4,650km
Mymi
LLH
4,300km
Nad
LLJ
6,800km
Charlie
LLK
6,360km

The Grey Plover project team:
Katherine Leung
Clive Minton
Ken Gosbell
Chris Hassell
Grace Maglio
Inka Veltheim
Maureen Christie


10 May 2016

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