like to alert shorebird watchers to the fact that since 2005 Somchai
Nimnuan and I have been banding and leg-flagging shorebirds in
the Inner Gulf of Thailand at Samut Sakhon and Phetchaburi, in
collaboration with the (Thai) Department of National Parks, Wildlife
and Plants Conservation, the Department of Marine and Coastal
Resources and The Wetland Trust (UK).
anybody is watching waders in S. Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
or Indonesia there is a slight chance that you may see some of
our birds, all of which are flagged black over green on the right
leg. Some of the Long-toed Stints additionally bear other colour-combinations
on the left leg (usually two colour-bands) as they are the subjects
of a more detailed study.
of our leg-flagged Common Redshanks were sighted last autumn,
one in Penang and one in Singapore, even though relatively few
were banded, and already this autumn one of our Common Redshanks
banded in 2007, a juvenile, has been seen in Penang. The chances
of further resightings must be higher this year as rather more
have been banded - 42 Common Redshanks in just two mornings just
a couple of weekends ago, and we are still catching a few each
should be reported online to http://www.tasweb.com.au/awsg/
using the form provided on that web-page, and the information
will get back to us. Thanks."