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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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#SCBMelb20 Twitter conference update

The link to participate in the conference and interact with the VWSG presentation on Thursday 30th July is now available. You won’t need a Twitter account to interact through this platform. https://scbgreatermelbourne.wordpress.com/live-feed-from-scbmelb20-twitter-conference/

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Unlike the image we shared, here are some great images of Double-banded Plovers in their breeding plumage. Great image @kim_touzel twitter.com/kim_touzel/sta…

A regular winter visitor to our shores is the Double-banded Plover. These birds have a rather "different" migratory strategy - breeding on the banks of braided rivers in New Zealand and spending the winters along the Australian coastline. Another great image by Jo Wolff https://t.co/BOj8DXCwJE

Great picture from the @audubonsociety - all those plover legs! Piping Plovers, not found in Australia or the EAA Flyway are a near threatened plover species from North America. twitter.com/audubonsociety…

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