Space Traveler

29 May — 2020

At the end of this May, we received great news. The Hong Kong Waterbirds Ringing Group has been fortunate enough to meet one of the world's, if not the oldest, curlew sandpiper.

In April-May, a massive migration of birds takes place in the region, and scientists are actively installing rings and plastic flags on birds' legs, so that later they can be recognized. The longliving sandpiper was ringed in 2002 and bears the number NV 83515. It was already an adult then, which means that now it is at least 19 years old!

Curlew sandpipers, like some other waders,  use the East Asian-Australian flyway , which extends to the Taimyr…

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