Australian Project using remote nest cameras and GPS satellite tracking to study Ibises and Spoonbills

Contributed by SIS-SG member Heather McGinness, CSIRO Australia. Featured image: H. McGinness Australia hosts three ibis and two spoonbill species: Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) and Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes). All of these species are thought to be primarily nomadic, due to the…Continue reading Australian Project using remote nest cameras and GPS satellite tracking to study Ibises and Spoonbills

Shoebills, a source of Livelihoods in Uganda

Every bird watcher’s trip starts from Mabamba Swamp, one of the few remaining strongholds of the Shoebill Balaeniceps rex in Uganda. The world is estimated to have 5,000-8,000 shoebills remaining with an estimation of only about 150 pairs left in Uganda (IUCNRed List 2016). Mabamba Wetland was designated an Important Bird Area in 2001 and…Continue reading Shoebills, a source of Livelihoods in Uganda

Large waterbirds in south Asia attract two new grants

Research and robust data on waterbird status and requirements are biased to few locations in the world. South Asia is one of the locations with an impressive diversity of large waterbirds, but with sparse information on species and their habitats to inform conservation planning. Many assumptions from south Asia drive species assessments. A prominent assumption…Continue reading Large waterbirds in south Asia attract two new grants