Victorian Wader Study Group

VWSG FIELDWORK PROGRAMME

November 2011 to June 2012

DATEPLACE AND OBJECTIVESTide time
and height (m)
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
Wed 23 or Thurs 24 NovThe Nobbies – Phillip Island
Crested Tern (catching banded adults)
15.19
16.30
0.34 (LT)
Sat 26 Nov to Fri 2 DecKing 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)
Thurs 8 or Fri 9 DecThe Nobbies – Phillip Island
Crested Tern (catching banded adults)
16.30
17.30
0.42 (LT)
Tues 13 DecBarwon Heads
Bar-tailed Godwits
14.271.31
Wed 14 DecMud Islands
Crested Tern (chicks and adults)
15.11(HT)
Thurs 15 or Fri 16 DecInverloch
Retrieval of geolocators from Eastern Curlew
15.53
16.35
1.35
1.36
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
Mon 2 Jan 2012Yallock Creek – Red-necked Stint and Curlew Sandpiper
Stay overnight at Harewood House, Tooradin
07.252.75
Sat 14 Jan &
Sun 15 Jan
Stockyard Point
Red-necked Stint and Curlew Sandpiper
Stay overnight at Harewood House, Tooradin
07.30
08.54
2.71
2.95
Thurs 19 Jan to
Sun 22 Jan
Corner Inlet - Nooramunga
Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot.
Stay at Manns Beach Village Hall
(Nooramunga summer wader count Wed January 18th)
13.282.88
Sun 29 Jan to
Mon 30 Jan
Queenscliff
Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot
Camp at Swan Island
*2 hours later in Swan Bay.
04.52*
05.23*
1.55
1.51
Sat 4 Feb to
Sun 5 Feb
Barry Beach
Bar-tailed Godwit and Red-necked Stint
(stay at Rosemary Davidson’s, Yanakie)
(Western Corner Inlet count Fri 3 Feb)
09.20
09.56
2.44
2.48
Sat 11 FebRhyll
Bar-tailed Godwit
16.302.78
Sun 12 FebSandy Point
Sanderling
16.191.54
Fri 23 Mar to
Fri 30 March
South Australia
Sanderling and Ruddy Turnstone
Stay at Paul Feast’s and Iain Stewart’s
14.20 to
17.00
1.11 to
1.09
Sat 7 April to
Sat 14 April
King Island
Ruddy Turnstone
12.13 to
17.16
1.48 to
1.63
Sun 22 AprilFairhaven, French Island
Pied Oystercatcher
14.062.82
Tues 24 April to
Wed 25 April
Roussac Farm and Barry Beach
Pied and Sooty Oystercatcher
Stay at Rosemary Davidson’s Yanakie
16.02
16.41
2.48
2.55
Sun 6 MayStockyard Point
Pied Oystercatcher
12.392.90
Sun 20 MayRhyll
Pied Oystercatcher
12.432.22
Sat 2 June to
Sun 3 June
Charles Hall Road & Barry Beach
Pied and Sooty Oystercatcher
Stay at Rosemary Davidson’s, Yanakie
09.45 to
11.01
2.40
2.43
Tues 19 June to
Fri 22 June
Corner Inlet - Nooramunga
Bar-tailed Godwit, Pied & Sooty Oystercatcher
Stay at Rosemary Davidson’s, Yanakie
13.02 to
15.31
2.32 to
2.56
Mon 2 & Tues 3 JulyCorner Inlet winter wader counts

In addition to the above further fieldwork to is likely to be arranged during this period at places such as Barwon Heads, Inverloch, French Island, Flinders and the Gippsland Lakes. 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
rjessop@penguins.org.au
Susan Taylor5182 5470 (h)
5183 9104 (w)
0428 839 104
susan.taylor@dse.vic.gov.au
Birgita Hansen0428 591 810
birgita.hansen@dse.vic.gov.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@bigpond.net.au

The meeting time is normally 5 hours before high tide.

Activities listed are dependent on satisfactory recce information. Other catching will be added to the programme at short notice if opportunities/needs arise.

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.