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The Siberian Crane's Eastern Asian Flyway
Fact Sheet 2.7 MB PDF

The Siberian Crane's Western/Central Asian Flyway
Fact Sheet 2.64 MB PDF

Western/Central Asian Site Network
Fact Sheet 1.72 MB PDF

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Eastern Flyway

Eastern Asian Siberian Crane Flyway
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The East Asia - Pacific Flyway spans east Asia, from eastern Siberia to southeast Asia and Australasia (Estimates of total waterfowl population using this flyway range from 14-17 million, with critical sites, such as the Poyang Lake Basin, holding in excess of 100,000 waterbirds. This flyway contains about 50 globally threatened migratory waterbirds species, including populations that are endangered or suffering significant population declines. There is widespread concern over the threats to migratory waterbirds in the staging and wintering areas along this flyway.

The Eastern population of Siberian Crane migrates within this flyway, breeding in Yakutia, in northeastern Siberia, and wintering some 3,100 miles to the south at the Poyang Lake Basin in southeastern China.

Thus SCWP Regional activities in the “Eastern Flyway” are more geographically limited in scope than the internationally recognized Asia-Pacific Flyway. SCWP activities are focusing on strengthening the North East Asia Crane Site Network through coordination of regional activities; increased capacity for coordination at the National Bird Banding Center, the agency responsible for national activities in China; and establishing a new coordination center in Yakutsk, Russia.


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