Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

May to December 2011

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
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
Tues 17 MayStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
12.222.93
Thurs 2 JuneFrench Island
Pied Oystercatcher
13.282.88
Tues 14 June to
Fri 17 June
Corner Inlet - Nooramunga
Bar-tailed Godwit, Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers.
Stay at Yanakie, nights 13 to 17 June.
11.02 to
14.35
2.52
2.66
Sat 16 JulyCorner Inlet – Roussacπs Farm
Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers
14.022.51
Sun 17 JulyBarry Beach
Pied and Sooty Oystercatcher
15.042.55
Sun 31 JulyStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
13.082.80
Sun 14 AugustRhyll
Bar-tailed Godwit
13.152.75
Sat 27 AugustVWSG AGM (Clive & Patπs house)
10am – 10pm
10am Equipment maintenance, 4pm AGM : 7-10pm Talks
Small charge to cover meal costs applies
Sat 17 SeptStockyard Point
Early arriving Curlew Sandpiper, Pied Oystercatcher
15.512.73
Wed 28 Sept
Thurs 29 Sept
Tues 4 Oct
Sun 16 Oct
Mon 17 Oct
Tues 18 Oct
Fri 28 Oct
Sat 29 Oct
Inverloch
Retrieval of geolocators from Eastern Curlew
Weather conditions need to be fairly calm so a range of possible dates are given.
Two (successful) catching attempts will be needed.
11.58
12.47
16.29
15.20
15.55
16.30
12.13
13.04
1.41
1.47
1.48
1.40
1.40
1.39
1.42
1.47
Thurs 3 NovMud Islands
Crested Tern (chicks and adults)
Low tide 10.40
Mon 7 Nov to
Sat 12 Nov
South Australia
Retrieving geolocators from Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling
11.40 to
14.02
0.72 to
0.70
Sat 26 Nov to
Fri 2 Dec
King Island
Retrieving geolocators from Ruddy Turnstone
12.40 to
17.49
1.37 to
1.34
Tues 29 NovMud Islands
Crested Tern (chicks and adults)
15.22(HT)
Wed 14 DecMud Islands
Crested Tern (chicks and adults)
15.11(HT)
Sat 17 DecSandy Point
Sanderling
17.191.36
Sun 18 DecCorner Inlet
Caspian Tern (chicks)
11.39(LT)
Wed 21 DecThe Nobbies – Phillip Island
Crested Tern (chicks)
14.51 (LT)
Wed 28 Dec to
Fri 30 Dec
Werribee SF
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper and Red-necked Stint (meet PM 27th to set nets)
06.37 to
07.49
0.90 to
0.91

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.