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QWSG ID Days & Count Dates

Wader ID Days

Wader ID Days – Manly Boat Harbour

Sunday 22 October 2023 – meeting time 1515

Sunday 19 November 2023 – meeting time 1400

Sunday 3 December 2023 – meeting time 1330

Meeting place: At the end of Davenport Dr, on the southern boundary of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Clubhouse.

To register for an outing, please send a text message to the leaders.

Under the conditions of the access agreement for the roost, participants must wear enclosed footwear and are responsible 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.

Anyone who does not comply with these conditions will not be allowed to enter the site or asked to leave.

The gate will be locked after we enter the site and late arrivals will not be able to enter.

Participation in this field trip is strictly limited to those whose registration with the leaders is confirmed by the leaders.

Leaders: Arthur and Sheryl Keates 0490 951 661.


Wader ID days Toorbul

Friday 3 November 2023 at Toorbul         Meeting time 1130 onward

Wader ID Day Kakadu Beach roost Bribie Island

Thursday 28 November 2023        Meeting time 08:30 onwards.

Friday 15 December 2023              Meeting time 09:30 onwards.

All participants must register with the leaders in case the outing is cancelled.  Please supply name, phone number and email address.  This will enable the leaders to contact you if the outing is cancelled.

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.

Bring morning tea and a chair.  It is a good idea to have a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Most importantly bring your binoculars or telescopes.   Hopefully we can provide the answers to all your questions.

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

BQ has relaxed the need for its Covid-19 safety practices, but importantly, you SHOULD NOT attend the outing if you are feeling unwell.


Count Dates 2023

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 Program 2023

Sat 2 Sep     2.19m at 11:08   Additional, optional count see Linda

Sat 16 Sep   2.03m at 10:10

Sat 14 Oct   2.13m at 09:12

Sat 11 Nov   2.15m at 08:08.

Sat 9 Dec    2.06m at 06:55

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


Port of Brisbane Count Dates 2023

Sun 17 Sep        2.07m at 10:45   Meet 09:15

Sun 15 Oct         2.20m at 09:46   Meet 08:15

Sun 12 Nov        2.27m at 08:45   Meet 07:15

Sun 10 Dec        2.22m at 07:38   Meet 06:10

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