Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

July to December 2012

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
Tues 3 JulyStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
11.522.90
Thurs 5 to
Fri 6 July
Charles Hall Road & Roussac Point
Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers
Stay at Yanakie overnight on the 5th & 6th July
14.21
15.24
2.63
2.70
Sat 4 to
Sun 5 August
Barry Beach
Pied and Sooty Oystercatcher
13.51
14.56
2.48
2.53
July date
to be fixed
Fairhaven
Pied Oystercatcher
??
Sat 8 SeptVWSG AGM (Clive & Patπs house) 10am – 10pm
10am Equipment maintenance, 4pm AGM : 7-10pm Talks
Small charge to cover meal costs applies
Mid Aug to
mid Nov
Inverloch
Retrieval of geolocators from Eastern Curlew. Dates to be finalized near the time, depending or reccies.
Fri 19 to
Sun 21 Oct
Swan Island, Queenscliff
Bar-tailed Godwit and Red Knot
15.15 to
04.56
1.51 to
1.69
Wed 7 NovMud Islands
Caspian Tern (chicks), Crested Tern (adults)
11.410.56 (LT)
Wed 14 to
Thurs 22 Nov
King Island
Retrieve geolocators from Ruddy Turnstone
12.07 to
18.16
1.33 to
1.38
Wed 28 Nov to
Tues 4 Dec
South Australia
Retrieve geolocators from Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling
13.18 to
15.20
0.66 to
0.66
Thurs 11 DecMud Islands
Caspian and Crested Tern (chicks)
15.100.31 (LT)
Sun 16 DecSandy Point
Sanderling
14.361.46
Thurs 20 DecCorner Inlet
Caspian and Crested Tern (chicks)
13.420.43 (LT)
Fri 21 DecThe Nobbies – Phillip Island
Crested Tern (chicks)
14.230.47 (LT)
Fri 28 Dec to
Sun 30 Dec
Werribee SF
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper and Red-necked Stint (NB afternoon catching opportunities as well as on the 28th and 29th)
05.30 to
06.49
0.84 to
0.88

In addition to the above further fieldwork is likely to be arranged during this period. This will depend on recce information. Members will be notified by email of any activities added to the programme.

 

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/a>
Birgita Hansen0428 591 810
b.hansen@ballarat.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
Prue Wright9489 7508 (h)
0404 002 745
prue327@gmail.com

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.