Data from: Study "Full annual cycle tracking of Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)"

Lilleyman A, Coleman JT, Maglio G, Bush R, Jessop R, O'Brien G, Stanioch D, Minton CDT, Fuller RA, Garnett ST, Woodworth BK. 2021. Data from: Study "Full annual cycle tracking of Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)". Movebank Data Repository.
Migratory connectivity describes the extent to which migratory species' populations are connected throughout the annual cycle. While recognized as critical for understanding the population dynamics of migratory species and conserving them, empirical evidence of links between migratory connectivity and population dynamics are uncommon. We analyzed associations between spatiotemporal connectivity and differential population trends in a declining and endangered migratory shorebird, the far eastern curlew (Numenius madagascariensis), with multiyear tracking data from across the Australian nonbreeding grounds. We found evidence of temporal and spatial segregation during migration and breeding: curlew from southeast Australia initiated northward migration earlier, arrived at breeding sites earlier, and bred at lower latitudes than curlew from northwest Australia. Analysis of land modification intensity revealed that populations from southeast Australia face greater human impacts compared to those from northwest Australia at both the breeding and nonbreeding grounds, a pattern that aligns with steeper population declines in southeast Australia. This alignment between migratory connectivity, human impacts, and differential population change highlights the importance of a full annual cycle approach to conservation that includes mitigating threats on the breeding grounds and better protecting nonbreeding habitats in Australia where far eastern curlew spend over half of each year.
Numenius madagascariensis,animal tracking,Argos,avian migration,conservation biology,far eastern curlew,migratory connectivity,Numenius madagascariensis,satellite telemetry
Numenius madagascariensis
Eastern Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew
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  title = {Data from: Study "Full annual cycle tracking of Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)"},
  author = {Lilleyman, A and Coleman, JT and Maglio, G and Bush, R and Jessop, R and O'Brien, G and Stanioch, D and Minton, CDT and Fuller, RA and Garnett, ST and Woodworth, BK},
  year = {2021},
  URL = {},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.v8r49083},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.v8r49083
T1  - Data from: Study "Full annual cycle tracking of Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)"
AU  - Lilleyman, Amanda
AU  - Coleman, Jonathan T.
AU  - Maglio, Grace
AU  - Bush, Robert
AU  - Jessop, Roz
AU  - O'Brien, Gavin
AU  - Stanioch, Damien
AU  - Minton, Clive D.T.
AU  - Fuller, Richard A.
AU  - Garnett, Stephen T.
AU  - Woodworth, Bradley K.
Y1  - 2021/12/03
KW  - Numenius madagascariensis
KW  - animal movement
KW  - animal tracking
KW  - Argos
KW  - avian migration
KW  - conservation biology
KW  - far eastern curlew
KW  - migratory connectivity
KW  - Numenius madagascariensis
KW  - satellite telemetry
KW  - Numenius madagascariensis
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  -
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.v8r49083
ER  -