Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

January to July 2017

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
Thur 19 Jan Mud Islands
Fairy Tern chicks
Team restricted to 4 people
n/a
Fri 20 Jan to
Sat 21 Jan
Barrallier Island, Western Port
Red-necked Stint & Curlew Sandpiper
By boat from Warneet
3PM Friday net setting
6.15AM Saturday catching
(Stay overnight on 20th at Harewood House)
1884
(Sat)
2.81
Tue 31 Jan Rhyll
Bar-tailed Godwit
1704
2.84
Sun 5 Feb Corner Inlet count (Nooramunga) n/a
Mon 6 Feb to
Thur 9 Feb
Corner Inlet
Stay at Village Hall, Manns Beach
Set nets PM 5 Feb
0823 to
1038
2.65 to
2.53
Sat 18 Feb to
Sun 19 Feb
Barry Beach
Red-necked Stint & Curlew Sandpiper
Stay at Davidson’s House, Yanakie
0717 to
0745
2.52 to
2.51
Mon 27 Feb to
Sat 4 Mar
Thompson Beach, South Australia
Attempts to put further satellite transmitters on Grey Plover or on Bar-tailed Godwit
Contact Maureen Christie: 0427 380 014

Sun 12 Mar Friends of Shorebirds SE, South Australia
AGM at Mt. Gambier. Contact Maureen Christie
FOSSE is the South Australian activities of VWSG
n/a
Mon 13 Mar to
Wed 22 Mar
South Australia
Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling
Stay at Paul Feast’s cottage and Iain and Sandy Stewarts’ Farm
1404 to
1758
0.77 to
0.85
Tue 28 Mar to
Thur 6 Apr
King Island
Ruddy Turnstone
1257 to
1826
1.40 to
1.41
Wed Apr 12 Stockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
1442 3.00
Sat 29 Apr to
Sun 30 Apr
Barry Beach & Roussacs
Pied & Sooty Oystercatcher
Stay at Davidson’s House, Yanakie
1545
1645
2.71
2.84
Sat 13 May Rhyll
Pied Oystercatcher
1412
1.67
Wed 21 June Corner Inlet count (Nooramunga) 0901
2.43
Thur 22 June to
Sun 25 June
Corner Inlet
SPied and Sooty Oystercatcher and overwintering Bar-tailed Godwit and Red Knot
Stay at Davidson’s House, Yanakie
1008 to
1354
2.44 to
2.68

 

PARTICIPATION ARRANGEMENTS

The meeting time is normally 5 hours before high tide.

Please try and let Penny or Rob know, by email or by phone, several days before each fieldwork activity if you are planning to participate. This greatly helps reduce the number of phone calls which organizers have to make to complete a satisfactory team for each activity.

Penny Johnspennyjohns@hotmail.com
0419 366 507
Rob Patrickrob@farmingminds.com.au
0408 429 944

 

OTHER VWSG CONTACTS

Clive Minton165 Dalgetty Rd, Beaumaris. 3193.
9589 4901 (h)
0427 831 080 (field only)
mintons@ozemail.com.au
Roz Jessop0427 521 857
moonbird39@gmail.com
Susan Taylor5182 5470 (h)
5183 9104 (w)
0428 839 104
susan.taylor@delwp.vic.gov.au
Birgita Hansen0428 591 810
b.hansen@federation.edu.au
Ken Gosbell9878 9722
0429 804 524 (field only)
ken@gosbell.id.au
Robyn Atkinson5251 3177 (h)
0429 965 271
atkinson@hugonet.com.au
Prue Wright9489 7508 (h)
0404 002 745
prue327@gmail.com