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Victorian Wader Study Group

The Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG) began its activities in 1975. The VWSG’s primary objective is to conduct a long-term comprehensive study of waders and terns throughout Victoria. This is achieved primarily through capture and release of birds at key high tide roosts.

The VWSG is a non-profit organisation and is made up of around 140 volunteers.

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GFN godwits on the breeding grounds

Check out the latest mapping for the Global Flyway Network tagged godwits https://www.globalflywaynetwork.org/flyway/east-asian-australasian-flyway/map

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Oriental Pratincoles have pretty unconventional migrations. In collaboration with the #AWSG, satellite tags were put on birds in NW Australia. Most went to SE Asia, but one bird found its way to India! You can find more details on our website: vwsg.org.au/news-events/sa… twitter.com/NaturewatchTH/…

Lovely clip of a Eastern Curlew! About 75 per cent of the world’s eastern curlews winter in Australia, and we still have much to learn about these amazing birds twitter.com/BirdingBeijing…

Curlew Sandpipers are beautiful this time of the year when they are on their breeding areas in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Australia we see them in "our" summers in their non-breeding plumage, which may be considered dull in comparison. twitter.com/worlebirder/st…

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