Singapore a key stopover for Arctic 'feats of nature'

Scientists working to secure migratory birds' key sites along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway for conservation

The Pacific Golden Plover is one of the  2,000 migratory birds that visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to "refuel" every year.
The Pacific Golden Plover is one of the 2,000 migratory birds that visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to "refuel" every year.ST PHOTO: CHOY WAI MUN

The diminutive Arctic bird is not to be underestimated.

Though small, these feathered creatures are capable of accomplishing one of nature's greatest feats, flying more than 7,000km from the icy north down to the tropics to escape the winter chill.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2019, with the headline 'Singapore a key stopover for Arctic 'feats of nature''. Subscribe