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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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Chinese Red-necked Stint captured at Stockyard Point

The VWSG headed out to Stockyard Point on February 23 to conduct a catch aimed at collection of percentage juvenile data from Red-necked Stint and Curlew Sandpipers. All Curlew Sandpipers captured were fully processed, as was a sub-sample of Red-necked Stint. The highlights were the capture of a Little Stint and a chinese-flagged Red-necked Stint….

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The bulletin features a summary of our geolocator program, now in its 13th year. Since 2009, 1288 geolocators have been deployed. The work has resulted in this landmark publication by @S_Lisovski @MarsKlaassen… 👉Read more here:…

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