The American Golden-Plover Southbound Migration Project
American Golden-Plovers make one of the longest migration journeys of any bird. Follow these birds equipped with 3.5-gram PinPoint GPS Argos tags (the world’s smallest GPS Argos tags) from Alaska's Western Arctic through Canada's Boreal Forests, across the Atlantic, and on to South America. Learn about the experts, communities, and the importance of migratory bird habitats along the way.
The American Golden-Plover Southbound Migration Project is a collaboration between Audubon Alaska, Audubon's Boreal Conservation and Americas Program, Manomet, Inc. and the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Alaska Region, and the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative.
Explore the Tullik's Odyssey Story Map for expert interviews, tracking data, and content focusing on the species’ post-breeding locations, staging areas, and stopover sites, and how the conservation of those places is vital for transoceanic migrations.