MEDIA RELEASE: Summer Sanderling tracking begins

With no QR code required, migratory shorebirds are arriving at Discovery Bay after flying tens of thousands of kilometres after the northern Arctic summer. 

Sanderling flocks of more than 1000 have recently arrived at beaches in Nelson in Victoria.  But more are expected to arrive in the coming weeks.   

Sanderling are a small migratory shorebird weighing less than 50 grams are set to help researchers this season with a new migratory tracking project.

As part of this project, researchers will attempt to catch Sanderling and fit them with a very small location tracking beacon – but they need citizen help to locate these arriving flocks.