Funding for this research was provided by:
National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (2018YFC1406402)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31772467, 31830089)
World Wide Fund for Nature Beijing Office (10003881)
Received: 12 April 2020
Accepted: 8 July 2020
First Online: 14 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Catching, tagging, and banding were carried out under the license of the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS). Catching birds on the shores of Roebuck Bay was conducted with the permission of the Yawuru People. The MB Whimbrels were tagged under license CVL1337 issued to JTC by the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, Queensland Government and Department of Primary Industries Animal Ethics license CA 2015-03-845. The RB Whimbrels were tagged under Regulation 17 Licence 08-00741-3 authorised to CJH from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.