Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Importance of Yellow Sea Tidal Flats for Migrant Shorebird Decline

A paper has just been published on shorebird decline due to disappearing mudflats in the Yellow Sea. Read the full version here.

This study was based on decades of bird counting by volunteers across New Zealand and Australia.

Birds NZ members have hugely contributed to this important study by participating in the National Wader Count scheme over the past 50 years!

Read our latest media release here.

Shoreline habitats for the migrating birds are turned into dry land through a process known as reclamation. Image: Nick Murray