a.Name and Contact Address of the person in charge of colour marking
 Yoshimitsu SHIGETA (Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, 115 Konoyama, Abiko, Chiba 270-1145,Japan)
Date of Renewal of the following information: 10 September 2005

b.Contact address for a Report of Observation of Marked Birds and Information needed for the reporting
Yoshimitsu SHIGETA(Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, 115 Konoyama, Abiko, Chiba 270-1145,Japan) FAX0471-82-4342, e-mail: shorebirds(at)
Australia: Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme - abbs(at)
Fax: +61 2 6274 2455
or Clive Minton mintons(at) Fax: +61 3 9589 4901
China: National Bird Banding Center - bird.hz(at)
Fax: +86 10 6288 9528
Hong Kong: YU Yat Tung - bfspoonbill(at) Fax: (852) 2486 2631
Japan: Yamashina Institute for Ornithology - Fax: +81 471 82 4342
Korea: Jin-Young Park - turnstone(at) Fax: +82 32 568 2037
New Zealand: New Zealand Banding Office rcossee(add)
or Adrian Riegen (N.Is.) riegen(at)
Rob Schuckard (S.Is.) schckrd(at)
Taiwan: Chinese Wild Bird Federation - cwbf(at)
Fax: +886 2 8787 4547,
or Woei Horng Fang CWBF whfang(at)
U.S.A.: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska - Fax: +1 907 786 3641

Please change "(at)" to "@" when you send me an email.

Leg Flag Observation Report
1. Your name 2. Address/Phone/Fax/e-mail 3. Date and time of the Observation 4. Location (preferably with co-ordinates) 5. Species 6. Number of flagged birds seen 7. Approximate flock size 8. Sex of birds (Male/ Female/ Unknown) 9. Age of birds (Adult / Juvenile / Unknown) 10. Plumage (Breeding P. / Non-breeding P. / in-between) 11. Marking (Type (colour flag/ colour ring/ metal ring) + colour) on the location (Right: tibia/tarsus Left: tibia/tarsus) 12. Photo included (yes/ no) 13. Other information (flock composition, injury or other details)

c.Outline of marking method(How birds are marked)

 One or two leg flag(s) (small coloured plastic tag protruding perpendicular to the leg) of various colour is/are attached to upper/lower part of the joint.

Combination of colour flags are shown in the web page of Yamashina Institute for Ornithology or Australasian Wader Studies Group.

d.Outline of marked birds(species, number of marked birds, place, nominated person etc) 
 More than 130,000 shorebirds have been flagged since 1991. 120,000 has been flagged in Australia, and 20,000 in Japan. More countries have begun flagging shorebirds especially since 2000. As a result, shorebirds are flagged in almost ten countries in the East Asian-Australian Flyway in 2005.

e.Web Address on detailed information and Reference Materials

Yamashina Institute for Ornithology

 Australasian Wader Studies Group