Report leg flag and band resightings

Thank you for contributing to shorebird research studies in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.  The information you are helping to collect is incredibly valuable for scientific and conservation purposes.

In anticipation of a new online system the AWSG website form has now been made defunct. But you can still send in your leg band and flag sightings to the database operator at

To enable a quick turnaround in processing please provide the following data at a minimum:

  • Species
  • Date of observation
  • Observer name
  • Location name
  • Coordinates (latitude / longitude)
  • Flag colour(s) and flag position on legs (left/right leg, tibia/tarsus)
  • Flag engraving (if any)

Photos can be sent along with the above details as these are a great aid in identifying individual birds. Information on age, plumage etc is welcomed but is not required.

Alternatively, if you are likely to regularly send in multiple sightings, please get in touch to request a spreadsheet template for data entry.

To find out more about leg flagging, check the AWSG Wader Flagging sites.