Date Location Description
Day 25, the Macquarie Marshes to Sydney Observer: Terry Korn With the threat of high temperatures into the 40’s over the coming days we were keen to get an early start from Bourke and head…
Day 24, Moree to the Paroo Observer: Terry Korn Westwards today, leaving behind the rich cropping country of Moree with its diminished, stressed wetlands to the largely…
Day 23, Sydney to the Gwydir Wetlands Observer: Terry Korn Everyone has unfinished business and so it was for us today. Before we could head to the Darling part of the Murray-Darling…
Day 22, Swan Hill to Hume Dam Observer: Richard Kingsford Long 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 Observer: Richard Kingsford We began by surveying Band 3, the eastern part of the our eastern Australian waterbird survey, because we low cloud had…
Day 20, Lake Alexandrina to Sydney Observer: Richard Kingsford Mist and low cloud greeted us when we set off early back to Sydney. First survey was to repeat our hour and half or so…
Day 19, Goolwa to Lake Alexandrina Observer - Richard Kingsford We 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 6.…
Day 18, Mildura to Goolwa Observer: Richard Kingsford We just beat the huge storm front which came through Mildura where we stayed last night. We decided to get away early in…
Day 17, Sydney to the Hattah Lakes Observer: Richard Kingsford On our way down the Murray this week – it is always a treat to fly down the river, something I never tire of. It was…
Day 16, Warrnambool to Sydney Observer: Richard Kingsford Up at dawn for a stunning flight over the King, Ovens, Kiewa and Mitta Mitta Rivers. The early morning sun and wisps of…
Day 15, Warrnambool to Wangaratta Observer: Richard Kingsford A crisp clear morning greeted us today, with a cold southeasterly off the ocean. We took off and flew over the unique…
Day 14, Sydney to Warrnambool Observer - Richard Kingsford We headed south from Sydney to do the two most southerly survey bands over this week. Band 2 runs from around Bermagui…
Day 13, Griffith to Sydney Observer - Richard Kingsford Another lovely cool morning. We started by surveying two lakes near Griffith. One was Barrenbox Swamp. This large…
Day 12, Menindee Lakes to the Murrumbidgee Observer - Richard Kingsford Overnight thunderstorms and a southerly change had considerably cooled the outback – surveying in low temperatures out…
Day 11, Sydney to Menindee Lakes Observer: Richard Kingsford New blogger on survey today. Terry did a wonderful job surveying and writing about our northern survey. Today we headed…
Day 10, Armidale to Sydney Observer - Terry Korn Today we were in the home straight. Just a short run from Armidale down to the Upper Hunter to count some small storages…
Day 9, William Creek to Sydney Observer: Terry Korn Much like yesterday’s early morning start in Cunnamulla, the drive to the White cliffs airport in the dawn light was a “dodge…
Day 8, Cunnamulla to Tibooburra Observer: Terry Korn A newly washed Cunnamulla greeted us as the day dawned with a sparkling sky to take us west into the Strzelecki Desert to count…
Day 7, Quilpie to St George 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 Cunnamulla it…
Day 6, Windorah to Quilpie 12/10/15 Observer - Terry Korn Few people have the privilege to cross Cooper’s Creek, the Diamantina River, King’s Creek, Eyre Creek, Bulloo River,…
Day 5, Rockhampton to Windorah   Observer: Terry Korn An early start from Rockhampton took us south to Band 8 for a track west to Windorah for an overnight stay. Shortly after…
Day 4, Mt Isa to Rockhampton Observer: Terry Korn We 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 Observer: Terry Korn Today we headed west to Mt Isa, along the most northern band 10. Sixty two per cent of the wetlands we visited today were dry.…
Day 2, Maroochydore to Airlie Beach Observer: Terry Korn A strong tailwind shunted us up the Sunshine coast today and we headed north to tackle surveys on the coastal wetlands of bands…
Day 1, Sydney to Maroochydore Observer: Terry Korn We left a very hot Sydney behind us, grateful to be heading north along the coast and away from the mid thirty temperatures,…