The Flyway Site Network refers to the network of important sites – wetlands – used by migratory waterbirds throughout the Flyway.

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway (the Flyway) is one of nine major migratory waterbird flyways around the globe and is home to over 50 million migratory waterbirds – including shorebirds, Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans), cranes, and seabirds (for example divers, cormorants, gulls, shearwaters, and auks) – from over 250 different populations.

There are currently 900 sites recognised as internationally important to migratory waterbirds along the flyway.

For more information on each site, click the map location.

Green dots indicate important sites for migratory waterbirds and red dots indicate sites in the Flyway Site Network.

 Flyway Site Network today

  • Number of Flyway Network Sites: 135 Full list of sites 
  • Number of Countries joining Flyway Site Network: 18
    (Russia 10, USA 2, Mongolia 11, China 19, North Korea 2, South Korea 11, Japan 33, Bangladesh 5, Myanmar 3, Philippines 4, Thailand 3, Vietnam 1, Malaysia 1, Singapore 1, Indonesia 2, Papua New Guinea 1, Australia 24, New Zealand 2)
  • Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 21,957,437.4

 New tools for development of the Flyway Site Network

An integrated and updated list of candidate sites and guidance on prioritisation

Flyway Network Site Assessment – Overview 2013

Australia (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF009 Corner Inlet   n/a   View
EAAF010 Hunter Estuary Ramsar Site   n/a   View
EAAF011 Kakadu National Park   n/a   View
EAAF012 Logan Lagoon   n/a   View
EAAF013 Moreton Bay   n/a   View
EAAF014 Orielton Lagoon   n/a   View
EAAF015 Ord River Floodplain SIS 2017   View
EAAF016 The Coorong, Lake Alexandrina & Lake Albert   n/a   View
EAAF017 Forrestdale and Thomsons Lake SIS n/a   View
EAAF065 Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula   n/a   View
EAAF066 Western Port   n/a   View
EAAF089 Bowling Green Bay SIS 2006*   View
EAAF090 Currawinya National Park SIS 2005*   View
EAAF091 Discovery Bay Coastal Park SIS 2004*   View
EAAF092 Great Sandy Strait SIS 2005*   View
EAAF093 Shallow Inlet Marine and Coastal Park SIS 2004*   View
EAAF094 Shoalwater Bay SIS 2005*   View
EAAF110 Eighty-Mile Beach, Western Australia SIS 2013 View  View
EAAF111 Roebuck Bay, Western Australia SIS 2013 View View
EAAF120 South East Gulf of Carpentaria: Karumba Smithburne (DeltaDowns) SIS 2014 View View
EAAF125 South-East Gulf of Carpentaria: Nijinda Durlga (Tarrant) SIS 2016 View View
EAAF131 Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary SIS 2o16   View
EAAF132 Ashmore Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve SIS 2016   View
EAAF136 Pulu Keeling National Park SIS 2016   View

Bangladesh (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF102 Nijhum Dweep National Park SIS 2011  View View
EAAF103 Sonadia SIS 2011  View View
EAAF104 Hakaluki Haor SIS 2011  View View
EAAF105 Tanguar Haor SIS 2011  View View
EAAF106 Hail Haor SIS 2011  View View

China (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF002 Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve    n/a   View
EAAF003 Mai Po – Inner Deep Bay    n/a  View View
EAAF004 Shuangtai Hekou National Nature Reserve    n/a   View
EAAF005 Yancheng National Nature Reserve SIS 2007*   View
EAAF006 Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF025 Poyang Hu Nature Reserve SIS 2006*  View View
EAAF026 Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve    n/a   View
EAAF042 Sanjiang National Nature Reserve    n/a   View
EAAF043 YaluJiang National Nature Reserve    n/a   View
EAAF064 Dalai Hu National Nature Reserve SIS 2000*   View
EAAF067 Cao Hai National Nature Reserve    n/a   View
EAAF068 Shengjin Hu National Nature Reserve SIS 2005*   View
EAAF069 Xiang Hai National Nature Reserve    n/a   View
EAAF070 Zhalong National Nature Reserve SIS 2005*   View
EAAF082 Anqing Yangtze Riverine Wetland Nature Reserve SIS 2004*   View
EAAF083 Dashanbao Black-necked Crane National Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF085 Hengshui Lake National Nature Reserve SIS 2006*   View
EAAF086 Nandagang Wetland Nature Reserve SIS 2006*   View
EAAF087 Nanjishan Wetland Nature Reserve SIS 2006*   View

DPRK  (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF044 Kumya Wetland Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF045 Mundok Wetland Reserve   n/a   View

Indonesia (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF008 Wasur National Park SIS 2014   View
EAAF108 Sembilang National Park SIS 2011 View View

Japan (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF029 Akkeshi-ko & Bekambeushi-shitsugen SIS 1999*   View
EAAF030 Arasaki   n/a View View
EAAF031 Kiritappu Marsh   n/a   View
EAAF032 Kushiro-shitsugen SIS 1999* View View
EAAF033 Yashiro   n/a   View
EAAF047 Biwa-ko SIS 1999*   View
EAAF048 Biwase-wan SIS 1999*   View
EAAF049 Fukushimagata SIS 1999*   View
EAAF050 Hyouko-suikin-koen SIS 1999*   View
EAAF051 Kabukuri-numa SIS 1999*   View
EAAF052 Katano Kamoike SIS 1999* View View
EAAF053 Kutcharo-ko SIS 1999*   View
EAAF054 Manko Tidal Flats SIS 1999*   View
EAAF055 Miyajima-numa SIS 1999* View View
EAAF056 Otomo-numa SIS 1999*   View
EAAF057 Sakata SIS 1999*   View
EAAF058 Shiroishi-gawa SIS 1999*   View
EAAF059 Yatsu Tidal Flats   n/a View View
EAAF060 Yonago-Mizudori-koen SIS 1999* View View
EAAF061 Yoshino Estuary   n/a View View
EAAF063 Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park   2000* View View
EAAF071 Kashima Shingomori SIS 2001* View View
EAAF072 Utonai-ko   n/a   View
EAAF076 Osaka Nankou Bird Sanctuary SIS 2003*   View
EAAF080 Fujimae-Higata SIS 2004* View View
EAAF081 Kumagawa Estuary SIS 2004* View View
EAAF088 Hachirogata-Kantakuchi SIS 2006*   View
EAAF098 Kejo-numa SIS 2009*   View
EAAF099 Furen-ko and Shunkuni-tai SIS 2010* View View
EAAF113 Arao-higata SIS 2013 View View
EAAF115 Izu-numa and Uchi-numa SIS 2014 View View
EAAF116 Notsuke-hanto and Notsuke-wan SIS 2014   View
EAAF124 Higashiyoka-higata SIS 2016 View View

Malaysia (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF112 Bako Buntal Bay SIS 2013   View

Mongolia (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF024 Mongol Daguur Strictly Protected Area SIS 2016  View View
EAAF040 Ogii Nuur SIS 2016  View View
EAAF041 Terhiyn Tsaggan Nuur SIS 2016  View View
EAAF074 Khurkh-Khuiten Valley  SIS 2016  View View
EAAF075 Ugtam Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF114 Dashinchilen Tsagaan wetlands  SIS 2014  View View
EAAF126 Buir Lake  SIS 2016  View View
EAAF127 Ganga Lake  SIS 2016   View
EAAF128 Khar-Us Lake  SIS 2016  View View
EAAF129 Khyargas-Airag Lake  SIS 2016  View View
EAAF130 Uvs Lake  SIS 2016   View

Myanmar (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF117 Gulf of Mottama SIS 2014   View
EAAF118 Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary SIS 2014   View
EAAF119 Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary SIS 2014   View

New Zealand (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF018 Farewell Spit SIS 2014 View View
EAAF019 Firth of Thames SIS  2014 View View

Papua New Guinea (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF034 Tonda Wildlife Reserve   n/a   View

Philippines (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF007 Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary   n/a   View
EAAF062 Naujan Lake National Park   n/a   View
EAAF123 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park SIS 2014   View
EAAF135 Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area SIS 2016   View

Republic of Korea (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF027 Cheorwon Basin    n/a   View View
EAAF028 Han River Estuary   n/a   View View
EAAF046 Cheonsu Bay  SIS 2014   View View
EAAF078 Gumi Haepyung wetland   n/a   View View
EAAF079 Suncheon Bay  SIS 2016   View View
EAAF095 Junam Reservoir  SIS 2008*   View View
EAAF096 Upo Wetland  SIS 2008*   View View
EAAF097 Nakdong Estuary  SIS 2008*   View View
EAAF100 Geum River Estuary  SIS 2010*   View View
EAAF101
Yubu-do Tidal Flat
 SIS 2011   View View
EAAF107 Chilbaldo Islet  SIS 2010*   View View

Russia (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF001 Moroshechnaya Estuary SIS 2016   View
EAAF020 Daursky Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF021 Khingansky Nature Reserve and Ganukan Game Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF022 Kytalyk Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF023 Lake Khanka Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF035 Biosphere Reserve and Zapovednik “Taimyrski”   n/a   View
EAAF036 Ulug-kol in Khakaskiy Zapovednik   n/a   View
EAAF037 Lena Delta   n/a   View
EAAF038 Selenga Delta in Lake Baikal   n/a   View
EAAF039 Torey Lakes   n/a   View

Singapore (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF073 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve   n/a View View

Thailand (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF084 Krabi Estuary and Bay SIS 2005   View
EAAF121 Pak Thale – Laem Phak Bia SIS 2014 View View
EAAF122 Khok Kham SIS 2014 View View

U.S.A. (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF109 Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge SIS 2012 View View
EAAF133 Qupaluk SIS 2016   View

Vietnam (Click here for more information)

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF134 Tram Chim National Park SIS n/a   View

= SIS without essential parts (Q1-14,Q30)
n/a = Not available
An asterisk(*) next to the year indicates that the SIS is in need of updating. (An SIS is considered outdated if older than 6 years as adopted at EAAFP MOP9)