Whimbrel LA returns home

After staying for 23 days in Indonesia, Whimbrel LA has made its way back home to Eighty Mile Beach, to be more exact, 40-50km south to Anna Plain station entrance. LA arrived Eighty Mile Beach on 11 Oct after a 1,370km single flight. The arrival date is only 4 days late compare to previous season.

The transmitter on KU has ceased sending signals since 9th October. Based on the performance of the satellite transmitter in the past month, it is likely that the transmitter has come to the end of its life after functioning for 957 days and providing us with 2 complete migration journeys of KU in the past 2.5 years. We hope that KU has safely migrated back to Broome.

Whimbrel tracks to October 21