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Shorebird News from King Island

2016-17 Summer. International Migratory Shorebirds: Ruddy Turnstone: The migratory shorebirds have been back on King Island since last October, and disappointingly, smaller numbers of Ruddy Turnstone. However, last November when the Victorian Wader Study Group visited the island they captured 30 Turnstone with geolocators in six days. They now have excellent data for the last 10 years and there are suggestions of changes taking place in the Ruddy Turnstone migratory behaviour. Tagging of Turnstone will be an ongoing project, as they nearly all return to the same locations every summer which makes studying them much easier. Geolocators are very small electronic devices attached to the birds l

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