Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

July to December 2017

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
Sun 9 JulStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
13152.85
Sat 22 Jul to
Tue 25 Jul
Barry Beach, Roussac Point, Charles Hall Rd
Pied and Sooty Oystercatcher
(Stay at Davidson’s house at Yanakie)
1104 to
1437
2.50 to
2.67
Tue 8 AugFisherman’s Point, Rhyll
Pied Oystercatcher
13272.81
Sat 26 AugA.G.M.
At Clive and Pat Minton's house
165 Dalgetty Rd, Beaumaris
10am net mending
4pm AGM
6pm BBQ
7-10pm presentations
NANA
Sat 8 SepStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
15042.92
2nd half Sep to
2nd half Oct
(To be advised)
Corner Inlet
Visits to look for flags on Bar-tailed Godwit and Red Knot
TBATBA
Mon 13 Nov to
Tue 21 Nov
South Australia
Travel to SA Monday 13 November. Catch 14 to Monday 20th – 7 days catching.
1051 to
1308
0.75 to
0.75
Tue 21 NovSouth Australia
Travel to Thompsons Beach, catch 22 to 25 November, return home 27 November.
(Accommodation at Village Hall, Mann's Beach)
06492.60
Wed 8 NovMud Islands
Caspian Tern chicks and Crested Tern adults (previously banded)
09150.52
low tide
Mon 4 Dec to
Wed 13 Nov
King island
Retrieval of geolocators from Ruddy Turnstone
1200 to
0655
1.25 to
1.60
Thur 7 DecMud Islands
Caspian and Crested Tern chicks
Fairy Tern nests
08570.56
low tide
Wed 20 DecCorner Inlet
Caspian and Crested Tern chicks
09251.25
low tide
Thur 21 DecThe Nobbies
Crested Tern chicks
09251.25
low tide
Thur 28 Dec to
Sat 30 Dec
Western Treatment Plant
Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Stay at WTP Offices, Werribee
1008 to
1132
0.90 to
0.88

 

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
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