Update April 18 northward migration 2017: 11 Great Knots migrating; 3 already in China, 1 in Vietnam and 5 in Borneo.

By 17 April 2017 three Great Knots migrating from NW Australia have made it to China, one is in Vietnam and five are taking a break in Borneo!

On April 9 GFN researcher Ying Chi Chan (from Royal NIOZ and PhD student at the University of Groningen) photographed sat-tagged Great Knot “Green” at Guangdong coast. The bird has now carried on northwards (see green track).

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Great Knot “Green” foraging at Guandong coast. @Ying Chi Chan

Vastleggen in volledig scherm 18-4-2017 102858.bmp

Since then another Great Knot, “Red”, has arrived at Wenzhou coast.

Vastleggen in volledig scherm 18-4-2017 101136.bmp

Note that the ongoing reclamations are made visible by the movements of the Great Knot “Red” who is following the newly build dike.

See our former blog post for more details about this coast.

A good refueling spot may be lost for both Bar-tailed Godwits and Great Knots.

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