Understanding the movements of migratory birds is only possible because dedicated people spend many hours observing and keeping records. Adrian Riegen is using a spotting scope to identify individual birds from their colour bands. He collates all the data on wader sightings in the North Island from observers. He also set up a sister-site agreement between Miranda on the Firth of Thames and an important staging site at Yalu Jiang in China, where thousands of godwits refuel on their northward migration from New Zealand.
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University of Otago
Photograph by Phil Battley
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