Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

January to April 2010

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
Net set PM Thurs 7 Jan
Fri 8 Jan
Ken Gosbell & Penny Johns
Flinders
Ruddy Turnstone – to retrieve geolocators
06.111.57
Mon 11 Jan
Susan Taylor
Clonmel Island, Corner Inlet
Crested Tern chicks – meet Port Albert 08.00am
08.232.49
Net set PM Sat 16 Jan
Sun 17 Jan
Roz Jessop
Werribee SF
Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
(Set nets previous evening, stay overnight at Cocoroc Hall)
05.510.84
Net set pm Fri 22 Jan
Sat 23 Jan
Susan Taylor
Roz Jessop
Barry Beach
Red-necked Stint
(Set nets previous evening stay overnight at Rosemary Davidsonπs, Yanakie)
07.002.36
Fri 29 and
Sat 30 Jan
West Corner Inlet Count (Peter Dann)
East Corner Inlet Count (Nooramunga NP) (Clive Minton)
09.42
10.50
2.41
2.31
Mon 1 FebRhyll
Bar-tailed Godwit
15.082.63
Net set PM Fri 5 Feb
Sat 6 Feb
Birgita Hansen
Yallock Creek
Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper & Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
(Set nets previous evening and stay at Harewood House, Tooradin)
06.502.90
Net set PM Sun 7 Feb
Mon 8 Feb to
Thurs 11 Feb
Corner Inlet (Nooramunga NP)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot
(Stay at Mannπs Beach hut)
07.24 to
09.11
2.53 to
2.22
Wed 17 FebSandy Point (near Warratah Bay)
Sanderling
15.211.35
Sat 20 Feb & Sun 21 FebStockyard Point
Red-necked Stint & Curlew Sandpiper
(Stay at Harewood House, Tooradin)
18.16
06.07
2.77
2.73
Net set PM Tues 23 Feb
Wed 24 Feb
Swan Island, Queenscliff
Red-necked Stint and Curlew Sandpiper
* at The Heads, two hours later in Swan Bay (Camp at Swan Island)
06.53*1.34
Mon 1 March to Mon 8 March
(travel over 1st and back on 8th)
South Australia
Sanderling and Ruddy Turnstone
(camping)
13.16 to
17.43
0.83 to
0.92
Tues 16 March to Tuesday 23 March
(fly over on 16th and back on 23rd)
King Island
Ruddy Turnstone
- including applying geolocators
13.38 to
18.14
1.26 to
1.50
Wed 31 MarchFlinders
Sooty Oystercatchers
13.551.56
Fri 16 AprilFlinders
Ruddy Turnstone to apply geolocators
13.411.55
Sun 18 April and
Mon 19 April
Barry Beach
Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers
Roussac Farm
Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers
(Stay at Rosemary Davidsonπs, Yanakie)
15.32
16.14
2.36
2.44
Thurs 29 April
Birgita Hansen
Fairhaven – French Island
Pied Oystercatchers
13.343.00

 

CONTACTS

Clive Minton165 Dalgetty Rd, Beaumaris. 3193.
9589 4901 (h)
0427 831 080 (field only)
mintons@ozemail.com.au
Roz Jessop0427 521 857
moonbird@waterfront.net.au
Susan Taylor5182 5470 (h)
5183 9104 (w)
0428 839 104
susan.taylor@dse.vic.gov.au
Birgita Hansen0428 591 810
Birgita.Hansen@sci.monash.edu.au
Doris Graham9482 2112 (h) phone and fax
grahamdm@melbpc.org.au
Messages 0409 230 341
Rosemary Davidson9885 8231 (h)
5687 1322 (Yanakie)
rosiedavidson@iprimus.com.au
Ken Gosbell9878 9722
0429 804 524 (field only)
ken@gosbell.id.au
Robyn Atkinson5251 3177 (h)
0429 965 271
Robyn.Atkinson@sjog.org.au
Dave Cropley9763 6073 (h)
scropley7@bigpond.com

The meeting time is normally 5 hours before high tide.

Please contact relevant team leader several days before each fieldwork date to check on details.

Activities listed are dependent on satisfactory recce information. Other catching will be added to the programme at short notice if opportunities/needs arise.