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QWSG ID Days & Count Dates

Wader ID Days

Please be aware that any of these days may be cancelled because of Covid.

Manly Boat Harbour

Leaders: Arthur and Sheryl Keates 0490 951 661.

Kakadu Beach roost, Bribie Island

Wednesday 2 March 2022          2.62m high at 09:30.            Meeting time 08:00 onwards

Take the Bruce Highway north from Brisbane and take the Bribie Island exit. Continue on this road to Bribie Island and follow the signs to Banksia Beach.  When you arrive at the T-junction at Banksia Beach turn left and after a short distance turn right into the car park for the roost.  A bird hide is positioned at both ends of the roost.

We are hoping that the king tide will help produce a variety of birds onto this roost as the large tide may push the waders off other roosts.  Anyone who does not comply with the conditions below will be asked to leave.

Please contact Phil & Linda Cross 5495 2758 if you have any questions.  Linda’s mobile: 0490 080 340


Tuesday 22 February 2022         2.10m high tide at 13:39.    Meeting time             12 noon

Monday 7 March 2022                  2.07m high tide at 12:53.    Meeting time             11:15

Wed 23 March 2022                     1.92m at 13:20.         Meeting time 12 noon

Take the Bruce Highway north from Brisbane to the Donnybrook/Toorbul exit. Turn off here and head east over the highway overpass.  Continue on this road to Toorbul.   Turn right at the T-junction then first left and then right, which brings you onto the Esplanade.  Follow this road to the end (approximately 2kms); we will be on the left.  Bring water, food and a chair.

Anyone who does not comply with the conditions below will be asked to leave.

Please contact Phil & Linda Cross 5495 2758 if you have any questions.  Linda’s mobile: 0490 080 340

To register for an outing

To register for an outing, please send a text message to the leaders stating your name and email address.

All participants will be required to show proof of Covid-19 double vaccination by way of the Qld Government QR app or the MyGov certificate of vaccination; this is a requirement of Birds Queensland to attend any meeting or activity.

The leaders will also, in accordance with BQ’s COVID-19 safety practices, keep an attendance register of participants including these details for tracing purposes. It will be required to sign this attendance register acknowledging they have read, and agree to comply with, the COVID-19 safe practices outlined in BQ’s website:

In addition to the COVID-19 safety practices, under the conditions of the access agreement for the roost, participants must wear enclosed footwear and will be required to sign a form acknowledging responsibility for their own health and safety, including:

  • Wearing protective clothing at all times (eg. hat, enclosed footwear, sunglasses)  and using sunscreen.
    Drinking water to avoid dehydration.
    Using insect repellent if necessary.
    Telling a leader about any health issues that may affect taking part in the field   trip.
    If feeling unwell, or concerned about someone else being unwell, immediately   telling a group leader or another participant.
    Immediately telling a group leader or another participant about any injury   suffered (including a slip, trip, fall and snake bite) or hazard that may cause   injury to someone.


Count Dates 2022

A wader count in progress! © 2010 QWSG

The following list of dates gives the scheduled QWSG count dates and also the Port of Brisbane count dates. If you want to be involved in regular counts, or would like to come along and see how a count is conducted please contact our Count Coordinator (see the contact Us page).

Please note that due to insurance reasons we are not always able to include new people in counts straight away, particularly in areas like the Port of Brisbane which are working sites where we operate under contract.

However, we are always looking for new counters so please do get in touch if you are interested in getting involved and helping us out. At the moment we really need new counters so if you think you can make the commitment to a count every month, or to just help out an existing counter please contact us, see the contact page for the count coordinator’s contact details.

QWSG High Tide – Monthly Count Programme – 2022

Sat 5 Mar                   2.39m at 11:21

Sat 2 Apr                   2.30m at 10:15

Sat 30 Apr                 2.16m at 09:07         Labour Day long weekend

Sat 28 May                2.01m at 07:55


Sat 16 Jul                  1.90m at 11:31

Sat 13 Aug                1.97m at 10:26

Sat 10 Sep                2.03m at 09:24

Sat 8 Oct                   2.07m at 08:21

Sat 5 Nov                  2.06m at 07:15

Sat 10 Dec                2.41m at 10:46 National Winter Count

Counters Rockhampton and north – please select a date as close as possible to the count programme day with suitable tides to enable you to complete your counts.

Port of Brisbane Count Dates – 2022

Sun 6 Mar               2.24m at 11:52        Meet        10:30

Sun 3 Apr                2.19m at 10:45        Meet        09:25

Sun 1 May               2.08m at 09:40        Meet        08:20                       Labour Day long weekend

Sun 29 May             1.94m at 08:33        Meet        07:15

Sun 12 Jun              2.06m at 07:11        Meet        06:50    *****

Sun 17 Jul               1.90m at 12:22        Meet        11:00                       National Winter Count

Sun 14 Aug             2.01m at 11:12        Meet        09:50

Sun 11 Sep             2.11m at 10:06        Meet        08:45

Sun 9 Oct                2.18m at 09:03        Meet        07:40

Sun 6 Nov               2.20m at 08:00        Meet        06:40

Sun 11 Dec             2.36m at 11:21        Meet        10:00

***** To be confirmed

Because of the ever-present worry of Covid please check to see what Government restrictions apply