Time is running out for ???Australia???s??? migratory shorebirds

Written by Australian Wader Studies Group

Imagine the unique perspective migrating birds have of the Earth. Each year they fly thousands of kilometres across entire oceans covering the vast expanse of the planet, its many different climates and landscapes.

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Bar-tailed Godwits are facing extensive habitat loss in the Australasian Flyway. Image was kindly offered by KK HuiAll rights reserved.

This unrivalled view also enables them to notice the dramatic changes that are currently threatening many of our planet’s ecosystems. Each year more and more of the sites migratory birds depend on during their journeys disappear. As these ecosystems change, there is no guarantee that the habitats migratory birds need along their migration path, will be there the next time they return.

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Migrating Bar-tailed Godwits at their stopover site. Image was kindly offered by James Lagden. All rights reserved.

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While you are reading this article another hectare of shorebird habitat has disappeared in the Yellow Sea!

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While you are reading this article another hectare of shorebird habitat has disappeared in the Yellow Sea! Habitat that is essential for migratory shorebirds stopping to feed on their way from Australia to their breeding grounds in Siberia and Alaska. The AWSG urge you to voice your concern now read more in the attached article “Minutes to Midnight“.

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