Wing Threads: Flight Around Oz

Hi. I’m Milly Formby, a zoologist, pilot & adventurer!

I love birds – especially migratory shorebirds, which are among the most endangered birds in the world. Shorebirds and their wetland habitats are valuable and need our protection. 

BirdLife Australia identifies a lack of awareness as the number one threat to shorebirds. But how to get everyone’s attention?

While searching for answers, I came up with a plan – to follow our shorebirds on migration from Australia to Siberia. What if I could inspire people by doing what shorebirds do best – flying! So I learned to fly a microlight.

My first big step to realising this dream is to fly around Australia. Teachers and students, I invite you to join me on a shorebird flying adventure!