Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway: Population estimates and internationally important sites
By M. Bamford, D. Watkins, W. Bancroft, G. Tischler and J. Wahl
Wetlands International - Oceania, 2008
ISBN 9 789 0588 20082
- Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway: Population estimates and internationally important sites (PDF - 10.7 MB)
Report by chapter
- Acknowledgements and Summary (PDF - 288 KB)
- Introduction (PDF - 1.3 MB)
- Methods (PDF - 201 KB)
- Overview (PDF - 446 KB)
- Species accounts (part 1 of 3) (PDF - 2.6 MB)
- Species accounts (part 2 of 3) (PDF - 2.5 MB)
- Species accounts (part 3 of 3) (PDF - 1.9 MB)
- Country accounts (PDF - 2.7 MB)
- References (PDF - 185 KB)
- Appendices (PDF - 267 KB
About the document
Migratory shorebirds present a particular conservation challenge because their patterns of movement take them across international boundaries, in some cases almost spanning the globe. They utilise different sites in different countries at different times of the year, and conservation of these species therefore requires the management of the suite of sites that are important to them. To identify important sites requires count data and population estimates to put those count data into perspective.
The need for this information in the East Asian - Australasian region was identified in the Asia-Pacific Migratory Shorebird Action Plan, and Wetlands International undertook to implement this component of the Plan through this review. This review therefore aimed to:
- Develop population estimates for shorebirds in the East Asian - Australasian (EAA) Flyway;
- Identify sites of international importance for migratory shorebirds in the EAA Flyway.
This review is the first time that the identification of sites of international importance for migratory shorebirds across the EAA Flyway has been conducted.