Migration of waders

MRG has ringed over 40,000 waders (shorebirds), providing details of many interesting long-distance movements. The maps presented here show just the ringing and finding place, linked by a line. There is no analysis of age of the bird, season or timing of the movement, and no implication that the line is the track that the bird followed. More detailed analysis of some species will follow later, but from these maps we can just marvel at the journeys undertaken and the places that are linked by these world-travellers. We are proud to be playing a part in understanding their complex lives.

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Sanderling Calidris alba

Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Curlew Numenius arquata

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Redshank Tringa totanus

Little Stint Calidris minuta

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Ruff Philomachus pugnax

Knot Calidris canutus

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus



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