Date Location Description
Day 26, The Macquarie Marshes 16/11/2016 Observer - Richard KingsfordAn early start again on our last day of surveying. Today it was all focused on the Macquarie Marshes, about…
Day 25, Moree to the Yantabulla Swamp 15/11/2016 Observer - Richard KingsfordWe headed west again to count some of the Gwydir wetlands for the second time. We survey all of the major…
Day 24, Sydney to Moree The next few days will be the last of the survey for the year. I will be glad to be out of the plane, even though it has been a great privilege to…
Day 23, Parkes to Sydney 10/11/16 Observer-Richard KingsfordYesterday evening we flew over our first wetland that we needed to survey today – Bogandillon Swamp, part of the…
Day 22, Swan Hill to Parkes 9/11/16 Observer-Richard KingsfordWe spent a beautiful crisp morning surveying the large Victorian lakes of the Murray-Darling Basin, gently bouncing…
Day 21, Sydney to Swan Hill 7/11/16 Observer– Richard Kingsford We headed for the Lachlan River and its floods, via Griffith to refuel and have lunch. It was slow going heading…
Day 20, Murray Mouth to Sydney Observer- Richard Kingsford Today was our last day surveying the River Murray. The Lower Lakes, the Coorong and the Murray Mouth is a very special…
Day 19, the Coorong to Lake Albert 3/11/16 Observer-Richard Kingsford Today was delightful for aerial survey but disappointing for the waterbirds. We experienced the best conditions…
Day 18, River Murray to Lake Alexandrina 2/11/16 Observer– Richard KingsfordToday was a great day for ‘water sights’. Low wind and a cool day were ideal conditions for flying, starting with…
Day 17, Sydney to the Hattah Lakes 1/11/16 Observer– Richard KingsfordWe left early to get to Albury and start surveying the River Murray. On the way, we flew past Lake George again,…
Day 16, Wangaratta to Moss Vale 26/10/2016 Observer - Richard Kingsford We got away just before daybreak. It was smooth to begin with as we surveyed the King and then the Ovens…
Day 15, Warrnambool to Wangaratta 25/10/16 Observer - Richard KingsfordWe left early on a crisp morning, flying over the crater lake, Tower Hill Nature Reserve, near Warrnambool on…
Day 14, Sydney to Warrnambool 24/10/16 – Richard KingsfordDay 14 of our survey was a beautiful one. Not a cloud in the sky and just a breath of wind when we took off from Sydney.…
Day 13, Griffith to Sydney 22/10/2016 Observer - Terry Korn After an overnight stay in the Walter Burley Griffin designed Riverina town of Griffith, we woke to five degrees…
Day 12, Broken Hill to Griffith 21/10/2016 Observer - Terry KornForecast rain and threats of 100km/hr. winds worried us as we departed south from Broken Hill for Renmark on the…
Day 11, Sydney to Broken Hill Thursday 20/10/16 Observer - Terry Korn Cloud shrouded mountains were caressed by our Cessna 206 as we crossed the Blue mountains on a path which…
Day 10, Bourke to the Macquarie Marshes Friday 14/10/16 Observer - Richard Kingsford Today is the last leg of our northern surveys. The amount of water everywhere is the standout ‘take…
Day 9, William Creek to Bourke Thursday 13/10/16 Observer - Richard KingsfordWe decided on an early start today to capitalise on the cool conditions. Plane is loaded and ready to…
Day 8, Cunnamulla to William Creek Wednesday 12/10/16 Observer - Richard KingsfordIt was cold in Cunnamulla early this morning when we left – jumper weather. We even had to put the…
Day 7, Charleville to Cunnamulla Tuesday 11/10/16 Observer - Richard KingsfordA welcome cold morning at 150 C. Cool is ideal when we are surveying the outback. On hot days, the plane…
Day 6, Windorah to Charleville Monday 10/10/16 Observer - Richard KingsfordThis is another of our long days, particularly because there is so much water around. We have to head…
Day 5, Rockhampton to Windorah Sunday 9/10/16 Observer - Richard KingsfordToday we head west to the channel country where we will stop for the night. From Rockhampton, we go south…
Day 4, Mt Isa to Rockhampton Friday 7/10/16 Observer - Richard KingsfordToday’s survey from Mt Isa to Rockhampton is a long day. We start early in the relative cool, hoping that…
Day 3, Proserpine Dam to Mt Isa Thursday 6/10/2016 Observer - Richard Kingsford West today to Mt Isa – surveying all of the wetlands and rivers for their waterbirds, along our most…
Day 2, Gold Coast to the Proserpine River Wednesday 5/10/16 Observer - Richard Kingsford One of my favourite days of survey – flying along the Queensland coastline, up to the Whitsunday…
Day 1, Sydney to the Gold Coast Tuesday 4/10/16 Observer - Richard KingsfordOnce again it seems, we can say the 2016 aerial survey of waterbirds across eastern Australia is going to…