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Catches are organized on the breeding or wintering grounds of the birds. These are either geographic areas where cyclones or earthquakes are frequent, or areas frequented by our target birds, at another time of the year.

The Bristle-thighed Curlews will therefore be captured on Polynesian atolls in wintering areas, but also in the Alaskan tundra, just like the Pacific Golden Plovers which are also present in New Caledonia in winter. The Wandering Tattlers will be searched for in Polynesia, New Caledonia, while the Bar-tailed Godwits will be captured at the large winter gathering sites in New Zealand. This Alaska / Polynesia / New Caledonia / New Zealand combination can of course be complemented by any opportunity to intervene in other relevant areas of the Pacific.