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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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VWSG awards presentation and equipment repair day 21 May

VWSG will be holding a equipment repairs day, which will include a presentation of the Minton Medallion and Life Memberships. Pat MInton has kindly agreed to have the event at her house in Beaumaris. If you can attend please advise our chair Steve Atkinson Please confirm by 18th May for catering purposes.

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How exciting! The NZ Bar-tailed Godwits have arrived in Alaska!…

The catch report for our latest field event has been circulated! The teams were out in Rhyll last week and caught 3 Oystercatchers, of which 1 was caught before. This bird was banded at at 1 in 02/08/2000, so is now 21 years old! Great work to our field teams! Photo: Roz Jessop

Today is our annual equipment cleaning and awards presentation. We are looking forward to seeing all our volunteers in person. Congrats to Maureen Christie the Minton Medallion. And Margaret Rowe, Graeme Rowe, Pat Minton, Paul Buchhorn for receiving life memberships!

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