Species Profile and Threats Database

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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed marine
Listed migratory - Bonn, CAMBA, JAMBA, ROKAMBA
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Other EPBC Act Plans Background Paper to the Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds (Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (AGDEH), 2005c) [Wildlife Conservation Plan].
Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds (Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (AGDEH), 2006f) [Wildlife Conservation Plan].
Policy Statements and Guidelines Draft Significant impact guidelines for 36 migratory shorebirds Draft EPBC Act Policy Statement 3.21 (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2009aj) [Admin Guideline].
Draft background paper to EPBC Act policy statement 3.21 (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2009bc) [Admin Guideline].
Shorebirds - A Vulnerability Assessment for the Great Barrier Reef (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), 2011i) [Admin Guideline].
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
List of Migratory Species (13/07/2000) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000b) [Legislative Instrument].
Declaration under section 248 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of Marine Species (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000c) [Legislative Instrument].
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - Listed Migratory Species - Approval of an International Agreement (Commonwealth of Australia, 2007h) [Legislative Instrument].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Vulnerable (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): December 2013 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Least Concern (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2013.1 list)
Scientific name Limicola falcinellus [842]
Family Scolopacidae:Charadriiformes:Aves:Chordata:Animalia
Species author (Pontoppidan,1763)
Infraspecies author  
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

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Scientific name: Limicola falcinellus

Common name: Broad-billed Sandpiper

Common name: Murky Sandpiper

The Broad-billed Sandpiper is a small member of the Calidridinae family. It has a length of 16–18 cm, a wingspan of 34–37 cm and a weight of 40 g. It is a small, stint-like wader with short legs and a diagnostic long straight black bill that is flattened and kinked downwards at the tip. When viewed from above the bill appears broad with parallel sides, tapering sharply to a pointed tip. The wing tips project a short distance beyond the tail at rest. The species' flight pattern is similiar to that of stints (Higgins & Davies 1996).

In Australia, the Broad-billed Sandpiper is most common on the north and north-west coasts and occur regularly at scattered localities in southern Australia, where they are usually seen singly.

Queensland distribution
In Queensland, there are scattered coastal records, including at the south and south-east Gulf of Carpentaria. They have been seen at Coen River, Eagle Island, Cairns, Innisfail, Townsville and Jerona. In the states north they have been seen at Mackay, Emu Park and Gladstone. In the mid-east they are known from North Stradbroke Island, south to Moreton Bay and west to Clontarf and Seven-Mile Lagoon, Lowood, in south-east Queensland (Higgins & Davies 1996).

NSW, Victoria and South Australia distribution
The Broad-billed Sandpiper is a regular visitor in small numbers to NSW, in coastal areas, from Ballina, south to Shoalhaven Heads. In Victoria, they are an annual visitor in small numbers in coastal regions, with rare inland records. In South Australia, single birds or a few have been recorded in ICI (St Kilda) Saltworks Buckland Park in most years, with few records elsewhere including Mutton Cove, Le Fevre Peninsula, Clinton Conservation Park, and Price Saltfields (Higgins & Davies 1996).

Western Australia and Nothern Territory distribution
In Western Australia, few records occur in the south-west, but the Broad-billed Sandpiper may be regular in small numbers at scattered locations, from Warden Lake Nature Reserve and Coramup Creek to Guraga Lake Nature Reserve and Hurstview Lake. They mostly occur on the coasts of the Pilbara and Kimberley between Onslow and Broome, but are also recorded north to the mouth of Lawley River, and inland at Lake Daley. In the Northern Territory, they are an irregular and uncommon visitor near Darwin, though previously considered common at times. They are also recorded on Melville Island (Higgins & Davies 1996).

The Broad-billed Sandpiper breeds in the northern hemisphere, moving south for the non-breeding season. The breeding range of the nominate subspecies falcinellus is in northern Europe, in Scandinavia, and western Siberia. The subspecies sibirica, which occurs in Australia, breeds in eastern Siberia. During the non-breeding season, they occur regularly in small numbers in north-east Ethiopia, south-east Kenya, east South Africa and west Namibia. They also occur in, and winter in, coastal regions from the Persian Gulf, east through the Indian Subcontinent and Indomalaya, east to Indochina. They occur on migration mainly through eastern China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Philippines. They occur south to the non-breeding range in west and south Indonesia, and northern Australia. They are a rare but regular visitor to New Guinea and accidental to New Zealand (Higgins & Davies 1996).

An estimated 25 000 Broad-billed Sandpipers occupy the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. During the non-breeding season approximately 40% of the Flyway population occurs in Australia (Bamford et al. 2008). The Broad-billed Sandpiper occurs in many smaller populations. During the non-breeding season, 16 important sites have been identified internationally, one of which was in Australia. Note that an important site is calculated using the 1% criterion (i.e. a site is considered important if it is occupied by more then 1% of the bird's total population). A table of international sites of importance and their maximum counts is given below (Bamford et al. 2008):

Site Country Max Count
Daursky Nature Reserve Russia 6500
Port Hedland Saltworks Australia 6000
Yancheng National Nature Reserve China 1476
Pulau Bruit Malaysia 1206
Maulavir Char Bangladesh 1200
Char Piya Bangladesh 1015
Dongjin Estuary South Korea 800
Inner Gulf of Thailand Thailand 790
Yalu Jiang National Nature Reserve China 729
Mankyung Estuary South Korea 700
Dongsha Islands China 416
Koh Kong (Kaoh Kapik) Cambodia 400
Xuan Thuy Reserve Vietnam 400
Kuala Kedah to Kuala Sungai Malaysia 360
North-west Bo Hai Wan China 124
Shuangtaizihekou N. N. Reserve China 115

The population of the Broad-billed Sandpiper by country during the non-breeding season is listed in the table below (Bamford et al. 2008):

Country Estimate
Australia 10 000
Indonesia 4000
China 2000
Bangladesh 2000
Malaysia 2000
Thailand 2000
India 1000
Papua New Guinea 500
Cambodia 500
Myanmar 500
Vietnam 500
other countries 130
TOTALS: 25 130

The Broad-billed Sandpiper occurs in sheltered parts of the coast, favouring estuarine mudflats but also occasionally occur on saltmarshes, shallow freshwater lagoons, saltworks and sewage farms, and in areas with large soft intertidal mudflats, which may have shell or sandbanks nearby. Occasionally they occur on reefs or rocky platforms. They have also been recorded in creeks, swamps and lakes near the coast, particularly those with bare mudflats or sand exposed by receding water. They often favour mud among, or fringed by, mangroves, particularly on the seaward side and sometimes occur in estuaries edged by saltmarsh. They are rarely recorded inland. Foraging occurs on exposed flats of soft mud or wet sand at edges of coastal and near-coastal wetlands, often around channels on mudflats or in accumulated mud in swales between shell banks. In northern Australia, they forage in soft mud near mangroves, but may remain on same muddy section, even though fresher substrate may be exposed by the receding tide. They also forage in shallow water on muddy edges of ponds. They roost on the banks of sheltered sandy, shelly or shingly beaches (Higgins & Davies 1996). They nest on the ground, frequently in the top of a tussock (Cramp 1985).

The Broad-billed Sandpiper is omnivorous, foraging on worms, including polychaetes, molluscs, crustaceans, insects, seeds and occasionally rootlets and other vegetation. They forage by walking quickly, sometimes running, gleaning from side to side. In Australia, they forage on wet mud and in shallow water, rapidly and repeatedly probing substrate with their bill, sometimes immersing the head completely. They also have been observed walking on floating material, and gleaning insects from the surface of the water (Cramp 1985; Higgins & Davies 1996).

Migration patterns
The two breeding populations migrate separately with a partial overlap of the non-breeding ranges. Limicola f. falcinellus breeds north-east Europe and western Siberia and on migration, they move mainly through eastern Europe, and around the Caspian Sea to non-breeding areas in north, east, and possibly southern Africa and along the coasts of the Arabian Sea as far east as west India. L. f. sibirica breeds in Siberia, moving to non-breeding areas from the Bay of Bengal, southeast to Australia via east Asia and occasionally to New Zealand. They can occur in groups of up to several hundred on migration (Higgins & Davies 1996).

Departure from breeding grounds
Limicola f. sibirica departs the breeding grounds during late July, with adults and young possibly departing at different times. They pass Lake Baikal and the south coasts of the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, during late July, with juveniles recorded at the mouth of Amur River in September. Some pass through Japan, being more common when moving south than on northern migration. They pass through Mongolia, Korea and Taiwan, and pass through north-east China during late July to mid-September, moving down the coast often in large numbers. Flocks of up to 50 pass through Hong Kong between early-August and mid-December, peaking in September. Large numbers occur in Vietnam, and they are recorded in Malaysia as early as late-August. They pass through Singapore and Borneo during mid-August to November. Small numbers may move rapidly through Wallacea. Rarely, they pass through the Philippines and Palau, west Micronesia. They are rare but regular to New Guinea, where they are mostly transient from mid-September to late December.

Arrival in Australia
In north-west Australia, very few adults arrive during August and early-September. By late October both adults and first-year birds have arrived. They arrive in the south-east Gulf of Carpentaria by late September. They have been recorded in Queensland from September. Small numbers usually occur in southern Australia, though larger groups have been noted in some years, such as 30 at Clinton Conservation Park, Gulf St Vincent, South Australia, during November 1986 (Hackett & Hackett 1988) and 24 in Augusta, south-west Western Australia, during January 1980 (Blakers et al. 1984). Scattered records occur in NSW as early as October, but usually from November. Most Victorian records occur from September. They are possibly regular to south-west Australia in small numbers. The non-breeding range of this subspecies probably extends west to east Pakistan (Higgins & Davies 1996). They depart their non-breeding grounds usually by March or April in Victoria and NSW and as late as May in South Australia. Some inland records suggest that some overland passage occurs. They depart from Darwin and the Gulf of Carpentaria by May. Large numbers occur in north-west Australia during March-April, with birds leaving about mid-April.

Return to breeding grounds
Northern passage occurs mainly during April and May through New Guinea, Borneo, Malaysia, southern Thailand, and Vietnam. Flocks of up to 50 pass through Hong Kong between mid-March and early-June, peaking in late-April. At least some Australian birds pass through Taiwan during April and May, confirmed by banding. They move along the coast of China during April and May and possibly move inland from here during their northern migration, taking a direct route to their breeding grounds. Apparently only small, infrequent numbers pass north through Japan and South Korea. Some may remain in north-west Australia during the winter months (Higgins & Davies 1996) and one was noted to remain in Victoria throughout a winter (Minton, C. 2002, pers. comm.). Banding records and flag sightings support the migratory pattern, Australian birds being recovered in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Korea (Minton & Jessop 1999b; Minton, C. 2002, pers. comm.). A bird banded at Point Calimere, India, was recovered in Shanghai, China. A juvenile banded in Nemuro City, Hokkaido, Japan was recovered near Mossman, Queensland, 6637 km south. The longest distance recorded is of an adult banded in Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western Australia, 15 Oct. 1992, recovered dead at Sakhalin, Okhinshiy, Baykal Bay, Russia, 30 July 1994, 8185 km north of banding place (Higgins & Davies 1996).

Global Threats
There are a number of threats that affect migratory shorebirds in the Flyway. The greatest threat is indirect and direct habitat loss (Melville 1997). Staging areas used during migration through eastern Asia are being lost and degraded by activities which are reclaiming the mudflats for development or developing them for aquaculture (Barter 2002, 2005c; Ge et al. 2007; Round 2006). This is especially evident in the Yellow Sea, where at least 40% of intertidal areas have been reclaimed. This process is continuing at a rapid rate and may accelerate in the near future (Barter 2002, 2005c). For example, in South Korea, the Mangyeung and Dongjin River estuaries each supported 5% of the combined estimated Flyway populations (and are the most important sites for this species on both northern and southern migration) but they are currently being reclaimed as part of the Saemangeum Reclamation Project (Barter 2002, 2005c). The 33 km sea-wall across these two estuaries was completed in April 2006, resulting in significant change in the 40 100 ha area (Barter 2005c).

Reclamation is also a threat in other areas of the Flyway, such as in Malaysia (Wei et al. 2006). In addition, water regulation and diversion infrastructure in the major tributaries have resulted in the reduction of water and sediment flows (Barter 2002; Barter et al. 1998).

Migratory shorebirds are also adversely affected by pollution, both on passage and in non-breeding areas (Harding et al. 2007; Melville 1997; Round 2006; Wei et al. 2006). Disturbance from human activities, including recreation, shellfish harvesting, fishing and aquaculture is likely to increase significantly in the future (Barter et al. 2005; Davidson & Rothwell 1993).

It is predicted that the rate of decrease in the intertidal area in the Yellow Sea will accelerate (Barter 2002). In addition, intensive oil exploration and extraction, and reduction in river flows due to upstream water diversion, are other potentially significant threats in parts of China where this species is present in internationally significant numbers (Barter 2005c; Barter et al. 1998).

Global warming and associated changes in sea level are likely to have a long-term impact on the breeding, staging and non-breeding grounds of migratory waders (Harding et al. 2007).

Hunting is still a very serious problem for waders in China, and this species is sometimes caught (Ming et al. 1998).

Within Australia, there are a number of threats common to most migratory shorebirds, including the Broad-billed Sandpiper.

Habitat loss
The loss of important habitat reduces the availability of foraging and roosting sites. This affects the ability of the birds to build up the energy stores required for successful migration and breeding. Some sites are important all year round for juveniles who may stay in Australia throughout the breeding season until they reach maturity. A variety of activities may cause habitat loss. These include direct losses through land clearing, inundation, infilling or draining. Indirect loss may occur due to changes in water quality, hydrology or structural changes near roosting sites (DEWHA 2009aj).

Habitat degradation
As most migratory shorebirds have specialized feeding techniques, they are particularly susceptible to slight changes in prey sources and foraging environments. Activities that cause habitat degradation include (but are not restricted to): (1) loss of marine or estuarine vegetation, which is likely to alter the dynamic equilibrium of sediment banks and mudflats; (2) invasion of intertidal mudflats by weeds such as cord grass; (3) water pollution and changes to the water regime; (4) changes to the hydrological regime and (5) exposure of acid sulphate soils, hence changing the chemical balance at the site (DEWHA 2009aj).

Disturbance can result from residential and recreational activities including; fishing, power boating, four wheel driving, walking dogs, noise and night lighting. While some disturbances may have only a low impact it is important to consider the combined effect of disturbances with other threats. Roosting and foraging birds are sensitive to discrete, unpredictable disturbances such as loud noises (i.e. construction sites) and approaching objects (i.e. boats). Sustained disturbances can prevent shorebirds from using parts of the habitat (DEWHA 2009aj).

Direct mortality
Direct mortality is a result of human activities around the migration pathways of shorebirds and at roosting and foraging sites. Examples include the construction of wind farms in migration or movement pathways, bird strike due to aircraft, hunting, chemical and oil spills (DEWHA 2009aj).

Governments and conservation groups have undertaken a wide range of activities relating to migratory shorebird conservation (AGDEH 2005c) both in Australia and in cooperation with other countries associated with the Flyway.

The Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds (AGDEH 2006f) outlines national activities to support the Flyway shorebird conservation initiatives and provides a strategic framework to ensure these activities and future research and management actions are integrated and remain focused on the long-term survival of migratory shorebird populations and their habitats.

Since 1996–97, the Australian Government has invested approximately $5 000 000 of Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) funding in projects contributing to migratory shorebird conservation (DEWHA 2007e). This funding has been distributed across a range of important projects, including the implementation of a nationally coordinated monitoring programme that will produce robust, long-term population data able to support the conservation and effective management of shorebirds and their habitat, migration studies using colour bands and leg flags, and development of a shorebird conservation toolkit to assist users to develop and implement shorebird conservation projects.

Birds Australia is currently co-ordinating the Shorebirds 2020 project, which aims to monitor shorebird populations at important sites throughout Australia. Birdlife International is identifying sites and regions which are important to various species of birds, including shorebirds, and the processes that are affecting them. The aim of these activities is to inform decisions on the management of shorebird habitat. It may be possible to rehabilitate some degraded wetlands or to create artificial wader feeding or roosting sites to replace those destroyed by development, such as by creating artificial sandflats and sand islands from dredge spoil and by building breakwaters (Dening 2005; Straw 1992a, 1999).

The Significant impact guidelines for 36 migratory shorebirds Draft EPBC Act Policy Statement 3.21 (DEWHA 2009aj) provides guidelines for determining the impacts of proposed actions on migratory shorebirds. The policy statement also provides mitigation strategies to reduce the level and extent of those impacts. The policy aims to promote ecologically sustainable development that allows for the continued ecological function of important habitat for migratory shorebirds (DEWHA 2009aj).

Australia has played an important role in building international cooperation to conserve migratory birds. In addition to being party to international agreements on migratory species, Australia is also a member of the Partnership for the Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and the Sustainable Use of their Habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (Flyway Partnership), which was launched in Bogor, Indonesia on 6 November 2006. Prior to this agreement, Australia was party to the Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy and the Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and the East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Site Network.

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Site Network, which is part of the broader Flyway Partnership, promotes the identification and protection of key sites for migratory shorebirds. Australia has 17 sites in the network (Partnership EAAF 2008):

  • Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory (1 375 940 ha)
  • Parry Lagoons, Western Australia (36 111 ha)
  • Thomsons Lake, Western Australia (213 ha)
  • Moreton Bay, Queensland (113 314 ha)
  • Hunter Estuary, NSW (2916 ha)
  • Corner Inlet, Victoria (51 500 ha)
  • The Coorong, Lake Alexandrina & Lake Albert, South Australia (140 500 ha)
  • Orielton Lagoon, Tasmania (2920 ha)
  • Logan Lagoon, Tasmania (2320 ha)
  • Western Port, Victoria (59 297 ha)
  • Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria (16 540 ha)
  • Shallow Inlet Marine and Coastal Park, Victoria
  • Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Victoria
  • Bowling Green Bay, Queensland
  • Shoalwater Bay, Queensland
  • Great Sandy Strait, Queensland
  • Currawinya National Park, Queensland

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Natural System Modifications:Natural System Modifications:Indirect and direct habitat loss due to human activities Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds (Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (AGDEH), 2006f) [Wildlife Conservation Plan].

Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (AGDEH) (2005c). Background Paper to the Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds. [Online]. Canberra, ACT: Department of the Environment and Heritage. Available from:

Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (AGDEH) (2006f). Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds. [Online]. Canberra, ACT: Department of the Environment and Heritage. Available from:

Bamford M., D. Watkins, W. Bancroft, G. Tischler & J. Wahl (2008). Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway: Population estimates and internationally important sites. [Online]. Canberra, ACT: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Wetlands International-Oceania. Available from:

Barter, M.A. (2002). Shorebirds of the Yellow Sea: Importance, Threats and Conservation Status. Wetlands International Global Series No. 8, International Wader Studies 12. Canberra, ACT: Wetlands International.

Barter, M.A. (2005c). Yellow Sea-driven priorities for Australian shorebird researchers. In: Straw, P., ed. Status and Conservation of Shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Proceedings of the Australasian Shorebirds Conference 13-15 December 2003, Canberra, Australia. Sydney, NSW: Wetlands International Global Series 18, International Wader Studies 17.

Barter, M.A., D. Tonkinson, J.Z. Lu, S.Y. Zhu, Y. Kong, T.H. Wang, Z.W. Li & X.M. Meng (1998). Shorebird numbers in the Huang He (Yellow River) Delta during the 1997 northward migration. Stilt. 33:15-26.

Barter, M.A., K. Gosbell, L. Cao & Q. Xu (2005). Northward shorebird migration surveys in 2005 at four new Yellow Sea sites in Jiangsu and Liaoning Provinces. Stilt. 48:13-17.

Blakers, M., S.J.J.F. Davies & P.N. Reilly (1984). The Atlas of Australian Birds. Melbourne, Victoria: Melbourne University Press.

Cramp, S. (1985). Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Volume 4. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Davidson, N. & P. Rothwell (1993). Disturbance to waterfowl on estuaries. Wader Study Group Bulletin. 68.

Dening, J. (2005). Roost management in south-East Queensland: building partnerships to replace lost habitat. In: Straw, P., ed. Status and Conservation of Shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Proceedings of the Australasian Shorebirds Conference 13-15 December 2003. Page(s) 94-96. Sydney, NSW. Wetlands International Global Series 18, International Wader Studies 17.

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) (2007e). Migratory Waterbirds Information Page, Departmental Website. [Online]. Available from:

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) (2009aj). Draft Significant impact guidelines for 36 migratory shorebirds Draft EPBC Act Policy Statement 3.21. [Online]. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia. Available from:

Ge, Z.-M., T-H. Wang, X. Zhou, K.-Y. Wang & W.-Y. Shi (2007). Changes in the spatial distribution of migratory shorebirds along the Shanghai shoreline, China, between 1984 and 2004. Emu. 107:19-27.

Hackett, J., & M. Hackett (1988). Broad-billed Sandpipers at Clinton Conservation Park. South Australian Ornithologist. 30:117.

Harding, S.B., J.R. Wilson & D.W. Geering (2007). Threats to shorebirds and conservation actions. In: Geering, A., L. Agnew & S. Harding, eds. Shorebirds of Australia. Page(s) 197-213. Melbourne, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

Higgins, P.J. & S.J.J.F. Davies, eds (1996). Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume Three - Snipe to Pigeons. Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.

Melville, D.S. (1997). Threats to waders along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. In: Straw, P., ed. Shorebird conservation in the Asia-Pacific region. Page(s) 15-34. Melbourne, Victoria: Birds Australia.

Ming, M., L. Jianjian, T. Chengjia, S. Pingyue & H. Wei (1998). The contribution of shorebirds to the catches of hunters in the Shanghai area, China, during 1997-1998. Stilt. 33:32-36.

Minton, C., & R. Jessop (1999b). Sightings of waders and terns leg-flagged in north-western Australia. Report number 6. Stilt. 35:52-58.

Minton, C.D.T. (2002). Personal communication. Australasian Wader Studies Group.

Partnership for the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (Partnership EAAF) (2008). East Asian-Australasian Flyway Site Network: October 2008. [Online]. Available from:

Round, P.D. (2006). Shorebirds in the Inner Gulf of Thailand. Stilt. 50:96-102.

Straw, P. (1992a). Relocation of Shorebirds. A Feasibility Study and Management Options. Sydney, NSW: Unpublished report by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union for the Federal Airports Corporation.

Straw, P. (1999). Habitat remediation - a last resort?. Stilt. 35:66.

Wei, D.L.Z., Y.C. Aik, L.K. Chye, K. Kumar, L.A. Tiah, Y. Chong & C.W. Mun (2006). Shorebird survey of the Malaysian coast November 2004-April 2005. Stilt. 49:7-18.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Limicola falcinellus in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:34:37 +1000.