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Colour Marking Protocol for Migratory Shorebirds

Shorebird Network – Colour Marking Protocol for Migratory Shorebirds in The East Asian-Australasian Flyway


Description:

The program of flagging waders has revolutionised wader migration studies. The flag is a small coloured plastic band with a tab on the end. Unlike with metal ringing or banding, the bird does not have to be caught to find out in which region it has been marked. A flagging protocol has been developed for the Flyway, which enables any country, or in some cases regions within a country, to join the scheme.

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