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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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10 years on Thompson Beach godwits are still using Bald Hill in South Australia

Bar-tailed Godwits CAH, AKK, AHZ were photographed by Paul Taylor at Bald Hill on the 15/12/2021. He saw all three birds there in December 2020 as well. The three godwits were originally banded at Thompsons Beach, CAH on 23/11/2013 and the other two 29/11/2012. AKK has featured previously in the news as our local frequent…

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ICYMI - some new wader science! Many of the waders that you may find in Australia in the summer breed in the Arctic, where, due to climate change, there is a mismatch in timing between chicks hatching and the peak of food resources. twitter.com/thomaslameris/…

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