The thrill of the ‘zugunruhe’
An art-driven shorebird rescue effort
September and October are nervous months for shorebird watchers
Keeping tabs on some of the world’s great long-distance travellers.
Migrating waders flocking to West Australia’s Roebuck Bay In the increasingly perilous world of the migratory wading bird, Roebuck Bay on Western Australia’s Kimberly Coast stands out as a rare beacon of hope. With shorebird numbers in free-fall across the planet, it is something of a miracle that at Roebuck Bay, just south of Broome,
Waders battle the twin jaws of change BY TONY NEILSON. I’m alone on a beach in Western Australian with several thousand plump and beautifully marked wading birds. Soon they will leave to breed in the Arctic, but there are increasing perils along the way. The assembled knots, curlews, godwits, sandpipers, sand plovers etc. are ready to begin