Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

January to May 2011

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
Mon 10 JanSandy Point
Sanderling
[Meet at 11am at Sandy Point]
16.521.33
Tue 11 Jan to
Wed 12 Jan
Barry Beach
Bar-tailed Godwit
[Set nets 3pm 11th, camp overnight or stay at Susanπs at Yarram, meet at 0630 on 12th at BB gates]
07.26
(12th)
2.50
Fri 28 JanCorner Inlet
Count – eastern section (Nooramunga)
08.192.75
Sat 29 Jan to
Tue 1 Feb
Corner Inlet
Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot etc.
[Meet to set nets 2pm 28th. Stay nights of 28th to 31st at Mannπs Beach Hall]
08.55 to
10.56
2.71
2.44
Mon 7 FebRhyll
Bar-tailed Godwit & Red Knot
17.012.61
Thur 10 Feb to
Sat 12 Feb
Swan Bay
Eastern Curlew (to attach geolocators)
[Set nets pm. 10th. Stay overnight (10th & 11th) camping or at Colin Gibbsπ house]
*Time at Port Phillip Heads. Up to 2 hours later in Swan Bay
05.43*
(11th)
06.15*
(12th)
1.44
1.40
Tues 15 FebCorner Inlet
Count – western section
09.182.63
[Sat 19 Feb to
Sat 12 Mar]
[ NWA Expedition ]
Sun 20 FebYallock Creek
Red-necked Stint
15.152.72
Sat 19 Mar to
Sat 26 Mar
South Australia
Sanderling & Ruddy Turnstone
[Travel over on 19th & back on 26th]
13.46 to
17.44
0.89
1.03
Sun 3 Apr to
Mon 11 Apr
King Island
Ruddy Turnstone
[Fly over am 3rd and back pm 11th]
12.16 to
16.36
1.30
1.55
Sun 17 AprRhyll
Pied Oystercatcher
11.222.62
Mon 18 AprFrench Island
Pied Oystercatcher
12.412.82
Wed 4 MayStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
14.032.86
Fri 6 May to
Sat 7 May
Barry Beach
Pied & Sooty Oystercatcher

Charles Hall Road
Sooty Oystercatcher
[Stay at Rosemaryπs at Yanakie on nights of 6th & 7th May]

16.08
16.45
2.60
2.66

The meeting time is normally 5 hours before high tide.

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

Please try and let Roz or Clive 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.

 

CONTACTS

Clive Minton165 Dalgetty Rd, Beaumaris. 3193.
9589 4901 (h)
0427 831 080 (field only)
mintons@ozemail.com.au
Roz Jessop0427 521 857
rjessop@penguins.org.au
Susan Taylor5182 5470 (h)
5183 9104 (w)
0428 839 104
susan.taylor@dse.vic.gov.au
Birgita Hansen0428 591 810
birgita.hansen@dse.vic.gov.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
Prue Wright9489 7508 (h)
0404 002 745
prue327@bigpond.net.au