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