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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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Major Qld State Govt Grant Awarded to QWSG.


Wader ID Day 20th March at Manly – General Counts & banding dates, & Wader ID days


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