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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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Warning against handling sick birds

Wildlife Health Australia has issued a warning notice with risk management advice for bird banders, wildlife rangers and researchers about High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza and Wild Birds. Expert advice from our our research members, Michelle Wille and Marcel Klaassen, was important to formulating this statement. Michelle and Marcel have also provided more information about avian…

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Bar-tailed Godwits AKK, AHZ and CAH at Bald Hill Beach, South Australia, 4 November 2022 photographed by Paul Taylor. These birds have been spotted in Bald Hill regularly over the last few years. https://t.co/MtVmXbV2yT

Red Knot ED at Bald Hill Beach, South Australia, 7 November 2022 photographed by Paul Taylor. ED was banded in Nov 2017 at Thompsons Beach. Not reported since https://t.co/E3kJo82ltD

Another great sighting by Paul Taylor at Bald Hill. Red Knot TP was banded in the NT in October 2017 - not reported since! https://t.co/ptEA3P9qgH

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