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WADERS or shorebirds are a diverse group of wading birds that comprise 10% of Australia’s bird species.  Most are migrants from the northern hemisphere.  They make remarkable long-distance seasonal migrations and face numerous threats to their survival during these marathon journeys.

The Queensland Wader Study Group (QWSG) was established in 1992 as a special interest group within Birds Queensland, to monitor wader populations in Queensland and to work towards their conservation.

The aim of this website is to share information about waders and QWSG’s activities with everyone interested in these special birds and to encourage participation in the conservation effort.

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Wader ID days Toorbul

Wader ID days Toorbul

Saturday 1 February 2020 at Toorbul 1.93m high tide at 14:31. Meeting time 13.00. Saturday 29 February 2020 at Toorbul 2.00m high tide at 13:10....

Banksia Beach

Banksia Beach

Sunday 9 February 2020 2.69m high tide at 09.45 am. Meeting time 08.45 onwards. We are hoping that the king tide will help produce a variety of...

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