Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

May to December 2016

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
Tue 24 May to
Wed 25 May
Roussac Point and Charles Hall Road
Pied and Sooty Oystercatcher
(Stay at Rosemary’s house in Yanakie)
15.35
16.15
2.59
2.62
Wed 22 JunStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
14.333.05
Fri 1 JulCount of Nooramunga part of Corner Inlet09.002.49
Sat 2 Jul to
Tue 5 Jul
Corner Inlet
Pied and Sooty Oystercatcher and wintering Bar-tailed Godwit and Red Knot
(Stay at Rosemary’s house at Yanakie)
10.04 to
13.35
2.49 to
2.61
Tues 19 JulyRhyll, Phillip Island
Pied Oystercatcher and Bar-tailed Godwit
12.162.73
Fri 29 July to
Sun 31 July
Barry Beach, Roussac Point, Charles Hall Rd.
Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers
Stay at Yanakie
8.06 to
09.53
2.57 to
2.52
Sat 6 AugStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
15.383.05
Sat 27 AugA.G.M.
At Clive’s house, 165 Dalgetty Rd, Beaumaris
10am net mending, 4pm AGM, 6.00pm barbecue, 7–10pm Talks/Pictures
Sat/Sun 8-9 Oct
Tues/Wed 18/19 Oct
Sun/Tues 23/25 Oct
Tues/Thurs 8/10 Oct
Yallock Creek
Retrieval of geolocators from Red-necked Stint.
Actual dates will depend on recce information on returned birds.
18.03 & 06.53
15.02 & 15.52
07.09 to 08.39
07.04 to 08.21
2.70 & 2.86
2.82 & 2.87
3.08 to 2.70
2.87 to 2.70
Wed 9 NovMud Islands
Crested Tern adults & Caspian Tern chicks
12.28
low tide
0.6
Tues 15 Nov to
Thurs 24 Nov
King Island
Ruddy Turnstone – geolocator retrieval
12.14 to
07.52
1.33 to
1.44
Fri 25 Nov to
Sat 3 Dec
South Australia
Ruddy Turnstone – geolocator retrieval
08.51 to
14.02
0.76 to
0.73
Sat 3 Dec to
Thurs 8 Dec
Thompson Beach (SA)
Deployment of satellite transmitters
06.22 to
07.53
2.49 to
2.10
Wed 14 DecMud Islands
Crested Tern & Caspian Tern chicks
12.041.39
Wed 21 DecThe Nobbies – Phillip Island
Crested Tern chicks
11.54
low tide
0.41
Thurs 22 DecCorner Inlet – Clonmel Island
Caspian & Crested Tern chicks
14.38
low tide
0.53
Wed 28 Dec to
Fri 30 Dec
Werribee S F
Small waders
Stay at WTP Headquarters, Werribee
14.10 to
05.18
0.79 to
0.89

 

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
Prue Wright9489 7508 (h)
0404 002 745
prue327@gmail.com
Robyn Atkinson5251 3177 (h)
0429 965 271
atkinson@hugonet.com.au
Ken Gosbell9878 9722
0429 804 524 (field only)
ken@gosbell.id.au
Dave Cropley9763 6073 (h)
scropley7@bigpond.com