In the AFCoW References section, we will include citations and articles that provide information on waterbirds, datasets, and analyses useful for those working in the Asian Flyways. We welcome AFCoW members to send along old or new References to include that maybe of interest to other collaborators through the contact page or listserve.

Updates from Feburary 2023

Takekawa, J.Y. et. al. Potential effects of habitat change on migratory bird movements and avian influenza transmission in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Diversity 2023, 15, 601.

Faria, Fernando A., et al. Trends and population estimate of the threatened Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis wintering in coastal grasslands of southern Brazil. Bird Conservation International 2023: e61. DOI:

Devries, James H., et al. Waterfowl distribution and productivity in the Prairie Pothole Region of Canada: tools for conservation planning. Wildlife Monographs: e1074.

Bortolotti, Lauren E., et al. Correction to migrating ducks and submersed aquatic vegetation respond positively after invasive common carp (Cyprinus carpio) exclusion from a freshwater coastal marsh. Wetlands 2023: 42.

Kan, Zhiyi, et al. Forecasting land-cover change effects on waterbirds in Xiamen Bay, China: Determining prospective species winners and losers. Marine Environmental Research 2023: 106003.

Wei, Zhenhua, and Lizhi Zhou. The impact of earlier flood recession on metacommunity diversity of wintering waterbirds at shallow lakes in the middle and lower Yangtze River floodplain. Avian Research 2023: 100102.

Fattorini, Niccolò, et al. Eco-evolutionary drivers of avian migratory connectivity. bioRxiv 2022: 2022-07. doi:

Cooper, N.W., et al. Atmospheric pressure predicts probability of departure for migratory songbirds. Mov Ecol 2023.

Cooper, N.W., et al. Songbirds initiate migratory flights synchronously relative to civil dusk. Mov Ecol 2023.

Tóth, P., et. al. Assessment of the correlation between the nutrient load from migratory bird excrement and water quality by principal component analysis in a freshwater habitat. Environmental science and pollution research international, 2023: 30(24), 66033–66049.

Bounas, A., et. al. Adaptive regulation of stopover refueling during bird migration: insights from whole blood transcriptomics. Genome biology and evolution 2023:evad061.

Fefelov, I. V., et al., Current and Retrospective Numbers of Anseriform Birds in Autumn Migration in the Selenga River Delta (Republic of Buryatia, Lake Baikal). Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 2023.

Das, Delip K., et al. Population size, behavior and threats to Indian Skimmers (Rhynchops albicollis) at their largest known wintering site. Waterbirds, 2021.

Das, Delip, et al. Site use by non-breeding Black-tailed Godwits at Nijhum Dweep National Park, Bangladesh. Wader Study, 2022.

Das, Delip K., et al. Large-billed Crow depredates wintering waders on the coast of Bangladesh. Wader Study, 2020. doi:10.18194/ws.00193

Das, Delip K., et al. Activity budget of wintering Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis) at Damar Char, Bangladesh. Marine Ornithology, 2020.

Updates from January 2023

Zhang G, Li B, Raghwani J, Vrancken B, Jia R, Hill SC, et al. Bidirectional movement of emerging H5N8 avian influenza viruses between Europe and Asia via migratory birds since early 2020. Mol Biol Evol. 2023; msad019. DOI:10.1093/molbev/msad019

Kruckenberg H, Moonen S, Kölzsch A, Liljebäck N, Müskens GJDM. Migration routes and stepping stones along the western flyway of Lesser White-fronted Geese (Anser erythropus). Bird Conserv Int. 2023;33: e42. DOI:

Brown JM, Bouten W, Camphuysen KCJ, Nolet BA, Shamoun-Baranes J. Energetic and behavioral consequences of migration: an empirical evaluation in the context of the full annual cycle. Sci Rep. 2023;13: 1–15. DOI:

Haas EK, La Sorte FA, McCaslin HM, Belotti MCTD, Horton KG. The correlation between eBird community science and weather surveillance radar‐based estimates of migration phenology. Glob Ecol Biogeogr. 2022;31: 2219–2230. DOI:

Updates from  2022

Shi X, Hu C, Soderholm J, Chapman J, Mao H, Cui K, Ma Z, Wu D, Fuller RA. (2022) Prospects for monitoring bird migration along the East Asian‐Australasian Flyway using weather radar. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.

Wilson RE, Sonsthagen SA, DaCosta JM, Sorenson MD, Fox AD, Weaver M, Skalos D, Kondratyev AV, Scribner KT, Walsh A, Ely CR. (2022) As the goose flies: Migration routes and timing influence patterns of genetic diversity in a circumpolar migratory herbivore. Diversity.

Xu F, Wei J, Zhang L, Murray N, Yang R, Ma K, Gong P. (2021) A systematic network-based migratory bird monitoring and protection system is needed in China. Science Bulletin.

Si Y, Xu Y, Xu F, Li X, Zhang W, Wielstra B, Wei J, Liu G, Luo H, Takekawa J, Balachandran S. (2018) Spring migration patterns, habitat use, and stopover site protection status for two declining waterfowl species wintering in China as revealed by satellite tracking. Ecology and Evolution.

Kuang F, Coleman JT, Hassell CJ, Leung KS, Maglio G, Ke W, Cheng C, Zhao J, Zhang Z, Ma Z. (2020) Seasonal and population differences in migration of Whimbrels in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway. Avian Research.

Damba I, Zhang J, Yi K, Dou H, Batbayar N, Natsagdorj T, Davaasuren B, Cao L, Fox AD. (2021) Seasonal and regional differences in migration patterns and conservation status of Swan Geese (Anser cygnoides) in the East Asian Flyway. Avian Research.

Li C, Zhao Q, Solovyeva D, Lameris T, Batbayar N, Bysykatova-Harmey I, Lee HA, Emelyanov V, Rozenfeld SB, Park J, Shimada T. (2020) Population trends and migration routes of the East Asian Bean Goose Anser fabalis middendorffii and A. f. serrirostris. Wildfowl.

Allcock JA, Bonebrake TC, Sung YH, Dingle C (2022) Shifts in phenology of autumn migration and wing length among reedbed passerines along the East Asian–Australasian Flyway. Avian Res 13. PDF |

Ao P, Wang X, Solovyeva D, Meng F, Ikeuchi T, Shimada T, Park J, Gao D, Liu G, Hu B, Natsagdorj T, Zheng B, Vartanyan S, Davaasuren B, Zhang J, Cao L, Fox AD (2020) Rapid decline of the geographically restricted and globally threatened Eastern Palearctic Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus. Wildfowl 6:206–243. PDF |

Cheng Y, Fiedler W, Wikelski M, Flack A (2019) “Closer-to-home” strategy benefits juvenile survival in a long-distance migratory bird. Ecol Evol 9:8945–8952. PDF |

Damba I, Fang L, Yi K, Zhang J, Batbayar N, You J, Moon O-K, Jin SD, Liu BF, Liu G, Xu W, Hu B, Liu S, Park J, Kim H, Koyama K, Natsagdorj T, Davaasuren B, Lee H, Goroshko O, Zhu Q, Ge L, Cao L, Fox AD (2020) Flyway structure, breeding, migration and wintering distributions of the globally threatened Swan Goose Anser cygnoides in East Asia. Wildfowl:97–123. PDF |

Deng X, Zhao Q, Fang L, Xu Z, Wang X, He H, Cao L, Fox AD (2019) Spring migration duration exceeds that of autumn migration in Far East Asian Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons). Avian Res 10:1–11. PDF |

Dodge S, Toka M, Bae CJ (2021) DynamoVis 1.0: an exploratory data visualization software for mapping movement in relation to internal and external factors. Mov Ecol 9:1–18. PDF |

Hawkes LA, Balachandran S, Batbayar N, Butler PJ, Frappell PB, Milsom WK, Tseveenmyadag N, Newman SH, Scott GR, Sathiyaselvam P, Takekawa JY, Wikelski M, Bishop CM (2011) The trans-Himalayan flights of bar-headed geese (Anser indicus). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:9516–9519. PDF |

Huang Z, Zhou X, Fang W, Chen X (2022) Migration and wintering of vulnerable adult Chinese Egrets (Egretta eulophotes) revealed by GPS tracking. Avian Res 13. PDF |

Iverson SA, Gavrilov A, Katzner TE, Takekawa JY, Miller TA, Hagemeijer W, Mundkur T, Sivananinthaperumal B, Demattos CC, Ahmed LS, Newman SH (2011) Migratory movements of waterfowl in Central Asia and avian influenza emergence: sporadic transmission of H5N1 from east to west. Ibis (Lond 1859) 153:279–292. |

Kuang F, Wu W, Li D, Hassell CJ, Maglio G, Leung KSK, Coleman JT, Cheng C, Tomkovich PS, Ma Z (2022) Detecting the non-breeding region and migration route of Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus rogachevae) in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway. Avian Res 13. PDF |

Mi C, Møller AP, Guo Y (2018) Annual spatio-temporal migration patterns of Hooded Cranes wintering in Izumi based on satellite tracking and their implications for conservation. Avian Res 9:1–9. PDF |

Namgail T, Takekawa JY, Balachandran S, Mundkur T, Sathiyaselvam P, Prosser DJ, McCracken T, Newman SH (2017a) Migratory ducks and protected wetlands in India. In: Bird Migration Across the Himalayas: Wetland Functioning amidst Mountains and Glaciers. Prins HHT, Namgail T (eds) Cambridge University Press, p 373–379 |

Namgail T, Takekawa JY, Balachandran S, Palm EC, Mundkur T, Vélez VM, Prosser DJ, Newman SH (2017b) Himalayan thoroughfare: Migratory routes of ducks over the rooftop of the world. In: Bird Migration Across the Himalayas: Wetland Functioning amidst Mountains and Glaciers. Prins HHT, Namgail T (eds) Cambridge University Press, p 30–44 |

Palm EC, Newman SH, Prosser DJ, Xiao X, Ze L, Batbayar N, Balachandran S, Takekawa JY (2015) Mapping migratory flyways in Asia using dynamic Brownian bridge movement models. Mov Ecol 3:1–10. PDF |

Sullivan JD, Takekawa JY, Spragens KA, Newman SH, Xiao X, Leader PJ, Smith B, Prosser DJ (2018) Waterfowl spring migratory behavior and avian influenza transmission risk in the changing landscape of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Front Ecol Evol 6:1–14. PDF |

Takekawa JY, Heath SR, Douglas DC, Perry WM, Javed S, Newman SH, Suwal RN, Rahmani AR, Choudhury BC, Prosser DJ, Yan B, Hou Y, Batbayar N, Natsagdorj T, Bishop CM, Butler PJ, Frappell PB, Milsom WK, Scott GR, Hawkes LA, Wikelski M (2009) Geographic variation in Bar-headed Geese Anser indicus: connectivity of wintering areas and breeding grounds across a broad front. Wildfowl 59:100–123. PDF |

Xu H, Yang Z, Liu D, Jia R, Chen L, Liang B, Zhang Z, Zhang G (2022) Autumn migration routes of fledgling Chinese Egrets (Egretta eulophotes) in Northeast China and their implications for conservation. Avian Res 13. PDF |

Zhu B-R, Verhoeven MA, Loonstra AHJ, Sanchez-Aguilar L, Hassell CJ, Leung KK-S, Weipan L, Zhengwang Z, Piersma T (2021) Identification of breeding grounds and annual routines of the newly discovered bohaii subspecies of Black-tailed Godwits. Emu – Austral Ornithol. |