A Shorebird Flying Adventure

August 2022
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    2nd August 2022
  • ISBN 9781486314492
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 9.84" x 9.84"
  • Images color illus throughout

Join Milly on her microlight adventure and discover how amazing and awesome migratory shorebirds are!

In A Shorebird Flying Adventure you’ll take a trip to the Arctic tundra and back. On the way you’ll meet the birds who travel phenomenal distances every year and explore their precious wetland habitats and breeding grounds. Learn fascinating facts about their diet and find out Milly’s top tips to tell one species from another. Grab your binoculars, hop on board and let’s go bird watching!

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 6 to 9.


  • True story of Milly's quest to raise the profile of endangered shorebirds.
  • Reveals how migratory shorebirds connect us all through land, sea and sky, and the importance of healthy ecosystems.
  • Packed with interesting facts about the biology and life cycle of migratory shorebirds.
  • Teaches kids how to identify the common migratory shorebird species that visit Australia.
  • Contains a Glossary to help children learn new science terms.

Jackie Kerin

Jackie Kerin is the author of several non-fiction books for children. She has an interest in connecting children to nature, encouraging their curiosity and inspiring them to become advocates for a better world.

Milly Formby

Amellia "Milly" Formby is a pilot, zoologist, illustrator and bird nerd! She combines these skills to create stories that empower others to become strong voices for nature.

Milly Formby will be flying her microlight around Australia to raise awareness for migratory shorebirds in May–November 2022. Follow her amazing journey at wingthreads.com.

shorebirds; bird migration; Australia