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But of course you'd expect us to point out that WMBD is not just about cuckoos, doves, quails swallows, warblers wheatears and the like, although these birds are significant and important, it is also about waders of many kinds. We will be thinking especially about some of them out there on lengthy migrations to their breeding grounds far to the north. Like the Little Curlews we have been following on their way from Australia to China and Russia and the Red Knots battling from Patagonia to the Arctic. We will also naturally be thinking about the millions of birds that have to migrate via the Yellow Sea including the Spoon-billed Sandpipers, Great Knots, Nordmann's Greenshanks and the Bar-tailed Godwits returning to Alaska. These birds are the most threatened in the world with their habitat disappearing at an alarming rate; just witness the reports we have been posting from the Global Flyway Network team in China. It is truly scary, and this is what makes Elis and me get up in the morning to do battle for another day in the development of Wader Quest.
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