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QWSG ID Days & Count Dates

Wader ID Days

Manly Boat Harbour

Sunday 26 September –      Meeting time 12:30

Sunday 10 October –           Meeting time 12:30

Sunday 28 November –       Meeting time 15:45

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

The gate will be locked after we enter the site and late arrivals will not be able to enter.  Participants must wear enclosed footwear and will be required to sign a form acknowledging responsibility for their own health and safety. Anyone who does not comply with conditions will not be allowed to enter the site or asked to leave.

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

Leaders: Arthur and Sheryl Keates 04 9095 1661.

 

Toorbul

Tuesday 21 September       Meeting time 8:45       2.06m high tide at 10:13.

Tuesday 26 October            Meeting time 11:45     2.11m high tide at 13:15.

Thursday 25 November      Meeting time 12:00     2.17m high tide at 13:34.

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.

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

 

Kakadu Beach roost Bribie Island

Saturday 6 November         Meeting time 08:45 onwards    2.56m high tide at 10:26.  .

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.

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

 

To register for an outing

Please send a text message to the leaders stating your name and email address. The leaders will, in accordance with BQ’s COVID-19 safety practices, keep an attendance register of participants including these details for tracing purposes.

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:

https://www.birdsqueensland.org.au/covid-19.php

 

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.

To register for this outing, please send a text message to the leaders stating your name and email address. The leaders will, in accordance with the BQ COVID-19 safety practices, keep an attendance register of participants including these details for tracing purposes. 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 the BQ 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 2021

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 – 2021

Sat 11th Sep     2.17m at 12:32

Sat 23rd Oct     2.27m at 10:57

Sat 20th Nov    2.38m at 10:00

Sat 11th Dec    2.15m at 15:25

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 – 2021

Please note meeting times may change at the last minute depending on the number of attendees on the day.

Sun 12th Sep    2.15m at13:24             Meet    12:05

Sun 24th Oct    2.24m at 11:30            Meet    10:10

Sun 21st Nov   2.37m at 10:33            Meet    09:10

Sun 12th Dec   2.05m at 16:23            Meet    15:00