Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Project

Ecology of the Endangered Nordmann's Greenshank

January 2019 - December 2021


Participating Agencies

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Graduate student Philipp Maleko captured and banded endangered Nordmann's Greenshanks in far-eastern Russia.

The Nordmann's Greenshank is a critically endangered shorebird that breeds in far eastern Russia and migrates through and overwinters in east and southeast Asia. Little is known about this critically endangered species. We will work with Russian collaborators and the Wildlife Conservation Society to find and describe breeding areas and capture and mark birds. Resightings of marked birds can assist in determining migratory pathways and overwintering areas in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway.