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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.

Shorebird ID Days – Toorbul

Monday 13 March 2023 – Meeting time 12 noon.        1.89m high tide at 13:23

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.

To register for an outing, please send a text message to the leaders. Participants must comply with, the COVID-19 safe practices outlined in BQ’s website:

In addition to the COVID-19 safety practices applicable at the time, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: As the outings are subject to any restrictions applying in relation to COVID-19, please confirm attendance with the leaders the day before the outing.


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 11 Mar    2.18m at 11:40

Sat 1 Apr      2.12m at 06:29   Ask for message from Linda

Sat 6 May    2.07m at 09:38

Sat 3 Jun     1.97m at 08:29   National Winter Count

Sat 8 Jul      1.91m at 13:34

Sat 5 Aug     2.05m at 12:18

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 12 Mar         2.04m at 12:14   Meet 10:45

Sun 2 Apr            2.20m at 07:15   Meet 06:00

Sun 7 May          1.98m at 10:18   Meet 08:45

Sun 4 Jun           1.92m at 09:15   Meet 07:45 Nat Winter Count

Sun 9 Jul            1.94m at 14:33    Meet 13:00

Sun 6 Aug          2.06m at 13:08   Meet 11:40

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