Shorebirds southbound for summer

World Shorebirds Day

On 6 September wait, watch and count from (almost) anywhere in the world. More information at https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/shorebirds-on-the-move/

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Image by Adrian Boyle at http://www.broomebirdobservatory.com

Counting on waders

Waiting and watching for waders at Broome Bird Observatory in Western Australia.

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Images by Ric Else at http://www.broomebirdobservatory.com

More about Broome birds and birding courses at http://broomebirdobservatory.com/broome-bird-watching-courses

Stopover in the Yellow Sea

One of the major staging posts for southbound summer migrants on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, it’s a place where people and birds coincide. Big time.

Watch Cornell Lab of Ornithology photographer Gerrit Vyn slip slidin’ away on the mudflats:

Slip slidin’ away

Slip slidin’ away

You know the nearer your destination

The more you’re slip slidin’ away…

Listen to Paul Simon’s classic song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_H-LY4Jb2M

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