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Notice of QWSG 2022 AGM and QWSG ID Days & Count Dates

Notice of the QWSG’s AGM for 2022

The 2022 QWSG AGM will be held on Sunday 11th Dec 2022 at 8:00am at Swan Lake Parking Area at the Port of Brisbane, on Lucinda Way.

If the weather is bad, we will make arrangements for another time or a Zoom meeting

Please email the chairperson if you are coming along, plus let me know if you require a nomination form for a committee position.  chairperson@waders.org.au  or  secretary@waders.org.au

Wader ID Days

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

 

Shorebird ID Days – Manly Boat Harbour

Saturday 17 September – meeting time 14:15

Sunday 16 October – meeting time 13:30

Sunday 13 November – meeting time 12:30

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. Participants will be required to sign the attendance register acknowledging they have read, and agree to comply with, the COVID-19 safe practices outlined in BQ’s website: http://www.birdsqueensland.org.au/covid-19.php

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 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.

 

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.

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.

Leaders: Arthur and Sheryl Keates 0490 951 661.

 

Shorebird ID days – Kakadu Beach Bribie Island

Thursday 24 November at Kakadu Beach roost Bribie Island

High tide at 09:40am of 2.53m Meeting time 08:30am

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.

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.

To register for the outing, please send a text message to the leaders. Participants will be required to sign the attendance register acknowledging they have read, and agree to comply with, the COVID-19 safe practices outlined in BQ’s website:

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.

  • 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.

Please contact Linda and Phil Cross 0490 080 340 (or leave a message on 5495 2758) if you have any questions.

 

  • 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 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 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

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