Publications & documents

VWSG Bulletin

The VWSG produces a bulletin once a year in August. The publication of the bulletin is timed to coincide with the Annual General Meeting.

All previous VWSG bulletins are freely available for download. Visit VWSG Bulletins index page

Banding and flagging summaries

The VWSG has accumulated a significant amount of banding and flagging data over the last four decades. Marcel Klaassen and other members of the VWSG scientific committee have been working hard to pull together all that data together and providing some summaries of key findings. They have also produced some summaries of AWSG banding data, much of which has also been collected by VWSG members over the years.

The following summaries are now available to view:

Research Publications

Below is a list of the five most recent research papers from produced using VWSG data and / or resulting from collaborations with VWSG members. If there are VWSG publications missing from this list, please email us.

  • Minton, C., R. Jessop, C. Hassell, R. Patrick, R. Atkinson and I. Marks. Wader breeding success in the 2018 Arctic Summer, based on juvenile ratios of birds which spend the non-breeding season in Australia. Stilt in press.
  • Minton, C., R. Atkinson, K. Leung and R. Patrick. 2018. VWSG King Island trip (17-26 March 2018). Stilt 72: 56-61.
  • Minton, C., R. Jessop, C. Hassell, R. Patrick, R. Atkinson and I. Marks. 2018. Wader breeding success in the 2017 Arctic Summer, based on juvenile ratios of birds which spend the non-breeding season in Australia. Stilt 72: 62-65.
  • Wille M, Eden J-S, Shi M, Klaassen M, Hurt AC, Holmes EC. 2018. Virus–virus interactions and host ecology are associated with RNA virome structure in wild birds. Mol Ecol. 2; 27:5263–5278. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14918
  • Zhao, M., Christie, M., Coleman, J., Hassell, C., Gosbell, K., Lisovski, S., Minton, Cl., Klaassen, Ma., Lisovski, S., 2018. Body size shapes inter-specific migratory behaviour: evidence from individual tracks of long-distance migratory shorebirds. Journal of Avian Biology, 49, UNSP e01570. https://10.1111/jav.01570

You can view more publications on the VWSG publication list page. You can also download a list of older publications. Please note this list is not complete.

Other documents

The VWSG has a number of unpublished documents and guidance material. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF.

If you wish to make a request for access to VWSG data, please contact the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee

Beach signs and maps for South Australia

Below are eight beach signs from SA – maps and information on protecting the shorebirds (2012).