Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

July to December 2014

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
Sat 12 JulRhyll
Pied Oystercatchers
12.142.86
Sun 13 JulStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher and overwintering waders
13.183.00
Tue 29 Jul &
Wed 30 Jul
Charles Hall Road and Barry Beach
Sooty and Pied Oystercatchers
(Stay at Rosemary’s house at Yanakie)
15.012.43
Sun 10 AugYallock Creek
Double-banded Plover and overwintering small waders
11.422.77
Sat 30 AugA.G.M.
At Clive’s house, 165 Dalgetty Rd, Beaumaris
10am net mending, 4pm AGM, 5.30pm barbecue, 7–10pm Talks/Pictures
Thurs 11 SeptStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatchers and early-arriving returned migrants
14.192.97
Sun 26 Oct to
Fri 31 Oct
Thompsons Beach, South Australia
(100k N of Adelaide)
Red Knot and Bar-tailed Godwit
[Travel on 26 & 31 Oct, catch 27-30 Oct}
06.43 to 07.572.58 to
2.32
Sat 1 Nov to
Thurs 6 Nov
Nene Valley, South Australia
Retrieval of geolocators from Ruddy Turnstone
(Stay at Maureen Christie’s house)
[Travel on 1 & 6 Nov, catch 2-5 Nov]
08.51 to 12.130.79
0.74
Thurs 6 NovMud Islands
Crested Tern adults & Caspian Tern chicks
11.281.37
Sun 23 Nov to
Mon 1 Dec
King Island, Tasmania
Retrieval of geolocators from Ruddy Turnstone
[Flights 3.30pm 23 Nov and 5pm 1 Dec]
13.46 to 08.261.36
1.39
Wed 17 DecMud Islands
Crested Tern & Caspian Tern chicks
13.34
low tide
0.47
Fri 19 DecCorner Inlet
Caspian & Crested Tern chicks
09.502.41
Mon 22 DecThe Nobbies
Crested Tern chicks
18.15
low tide
0.34
Sun 28 Dec to
Tue 30 Dec
Werribee S F
Small waders
Stay at WTP Headquarters, Werribee
Meet pm. 27 Dec
08.23 to 09.400.94
0.93

 

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@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
atkinson@hugonet.com.au
Dave Cropley9763 6073 (h)
scropley7@bigpond.com
Prue Wright9489 7508 (h)
0404 002 745
prue327@gmail.com

 

Selected dates for key 2015 fieldwork

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
Wed 28 Jan to
Sat 31 Jan
Corner Inlet
Stay at Manns Beach
(Set nets pm 27 Jan)
08.03 to
09.47
2.73
2.50
Fri 6 Feb to
Sat 28 Feb
AWSG North-west Australia Wader & Tern Expedition
Sat 7 Mar to
Mon 16 Mar
King Island
Ruddy Turnstone
[Flights 7.30am 7 Mar and 5pm 16 Mar]
14.26 to
19.36
1.36
1.41
Fri 3 Apr (Easter) to
Mon 13 Apr
South Australia
Ruddy Turnstone & Sanderling
[Travel on 3 and 13 Apr]
14.09 to
17.32
1.11
1.01