2016 News Snippets
First Latham’s Snipe T0 with geolocator recaptured at Port Fairy!
A full migration track from south-western Victoria to Japan and back was obtained in October 2016, from the first Latham's Snipe caught 12 months earlier. Read more on the Latham's Snipe project
October 6, 2016
CYB still near Maningrida, Northern Territory. Read more
Australasian Shorebird Conference 2016, New Zealand
The 10th Australasian Shorebird Conference was hosted by Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalist’s Trust in Auckland on October 1st and 2nd. There was a fantastic range of talks on a variety of topics including management and conservation, wader tracking and migration, foraging studies, the Yellow Sea and wader-inspired art and culture. Congratulations to the organising committee for a great conference! The program can be downloaded from the conference web page page.
September 20, 2016
CYB arrives in Maningrida, Northern Territory. Read more
September 15, 2016
Grey Plover CYB skirts typhoon and makes landfall in West Papua. Read more
September 13, 2016
Grey Plover CYB heading south toward super typhoon Meranti off the Taiwan coast. See the latest Grey Plover update here
VWSG Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be at Clive and Pat Minton's place in Beaumaris on Saturday 27th August. Please contact Clive if you are planning on attending.
August 25, 2016
CYB still in northern Bohai Bay, China. No further transmission received from CYA. CYA and CYB update here
August 5, 2016
CYA leaves Wrangel Island and heads east to New Siberian Islands. Read more
June 10, 2016
Anyone who has not been following the tracking of the two Grey Plovers that were fitted with satellite transmitters in SA earlier this year are advised to do so from the webpage accessible from the home page.
These birds have flown all the way to the Siberian coast and will be selecting mates to breed with very shortly we hope.
May 10, 2016
Long -term observer of orange flagged Bar-Tailed Godwits in South Korea, Andreas Kim has just reported that they have almost all passed through there on there way north. Andreas has seen many birds every year for several years with bird 'T0' being seen every year since it took its first northward migration in 2011 after being hatched in 2008.