• Great Knot, Red Knot and Greater Sand Plovers changing plumage

    17 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    So, here we are in the second week of March and the start of migration from the shores around Broome has started! The first species to leave our shores each year are the Greater Sand Plover. Migration will continue each evening now until close to the end of May with the last species to depart for the Northern Hemisphere being the Red Knot. There is a table on this website showing the departure dates.
    With the full moon this week we have had some very big tides with vertical movements over ten metres. On the highest tides the shorebirds had nowhere to roost on the beaches and had to head...
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