Date Location Description
Day 25, the Macquarie Marshes to Sydney 18 November 2015 Observer - Terry KornWith the threat of high temperatures into the 40’s over the coming days we were keen to get an early start from…
Day 24, Moree to the Paroo Tuesday 17/11/15 Observer - Terry KornWestwards today, leaving behind the rich cropping country of Moree with its diminished, stressed wetlands to…
Day 23, Sydney to the Gwydir Wetlands 16 November 2015 Observer - Terry KornEveryone has unfinished business and so it was for us today. Before we could head to the Darling part of the…
Day 22, Swan Hill to Hume Dam Observer - Richard KingsfordLong day today – about seven hours of flying across the southern part of the Murray-Darling Basin. We set off west of…
Day 21, Sydney to the Cumbung system Blog 9/11/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordWe began by surveying Band 3, the eastern part of the our eastern Australian waterbird survey, because we…
Day 20, Lake Alexandrina to Sydney 7/11/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordMist and low cloud greeted us when we set off early back to Sydney. First survey was to repeat our hour and half…
Day 19, Goolwa to Lake Alexandrina 6/11/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordWe have a routine for the Coorong – get in the air early before the wind and heat get up. So up and in the air by…
Day 18, Mildura to Goolwa 5/11/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordWe just beat the huge storm front which came through Mildura where we stayed last night. We decided to get away…
Day 17, Sydney to the Hattah Lakes 4/11/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordOn our way down the Murray this week – it is always a treat to fly down the river, something I never tire of. It…
Day 16, Warrnambool to Sydney 29/10/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordUp at dawn for a stunning flight over the King, Ovens, Kiewa and Mitta Mitta Rivers. The early morning sun and…
Day 15, Warrnambool to Wangaratta 28/10/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordA crisp clear morning greeted us today, with a cold southeasterly off the ocean. We took off and flew over the…
Day 14, Sydney to Warrnambool 27/10/15 Observer - Richard Kingsford We headed south from Sydney to do the two most southerly survey bands over this week. Band 2 runs from around…
Day 13, Griffith to Sydney 22/10/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordAnother lovely cool morning. We started by surveying two lakes near Griffith. One was Barrenbox Swamp. This…
Day 12, Menindee Lakes to the Murrumbidgee 21/10/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordOvernight thunderstorms and a southerly change had considerably cooled the outback – surveying in low…
Day 11, Sydney to Menindee Lakes 20/10/15 Observer - Richard KingsfordNew blogger on survey today. Terry did a wonderful job surveying and writing about our northern survey. Today we…
Day 10, Armidale to Sydney 16/10/15 Observer - Terry KornToday we were in the home straight. Just a short run from Armidale down to the Upper Hunter to count some small…
Day 9, White Cliffs to Armidale 15/10/15 Observer - Terry KornMuch like yesterday’s early morning start in Cunnamulla, the drive to the White cliffs airport in the dawn light was a…
Day 8, Cunnamulla to White Cliffs 14/10/15 Observer - Terry KornA newly washed Cunnamulla greeted us as the day dawned with a sparkling sky to take us west into the Strzelecki Desert…
Day 7, Charleville to Cunnamulla 13/10/15 Observer - Terry Korn“It was a dark and stormy night” is considered the worst beginning of a story ever by a novelist but tonight in…
Day 6, Windorah to Charleville 12/10/15 Observer - Terry KornFew people have the privilege to cross Cooper’s Creek, the Diamantina River, King’s Creek, Eyre Creek, Bulloo River,…
Day 5, Rockhampton to Windorah 11/10/15 Observer - Terry KornAn early start from Rockhampton took us south to Band 8 for a track west to Windorah for an overnight stay. Shortly…
Day 4, Mt Isa to Rockhampton 9/10/15 Observer - Terry KornWe had a long day in the plane today but only a few wetlands, as we headed east along band 9, before overnighting in…
Day 3, Airlie Beach to Mt Isa Thursday 8/10/15 Observer - Terry KornToday we headed west to Mt Isa, along the most northern band 10. Sixty two per cent of the wetlands we visited…
Day 2, Maroochydore to Airlie Beach Wednesday 7/10/15 Observer - Terry KornA strong tailwind shunted us up the Sunshine coast today and we headed north to tackle surveys on the coastal…
Day 1, Sydney to Maroochydore Tuesday 6/10/15 Observer - Terry KornWe left a very hot Sydney behind us, grateful to be heading north along the coast and away from the mid thirty…