Date Location Description
Day 24, Narran Lakes to the Macquarie Marshes Day 24 Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 15th November 2017Last day of the 2017 survey – there was a pep in our step today. No more crack of dawn…
Day 23, Gingham Watercourse to Yarraman Weir Day 23 Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 14th November 2017Just a few more days of aerial survey for 2017 – we’re all looking forward to the 35th…
Day 21, Lake Brewster to Middle Lake Day 22 Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 8th November 2017Away early again. We had a bit of catching up to do, given the late start the previous…
Day 20, Lachlan River to Griffith Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 7th November 2017Plans went a bit awry today with a sequence of events related to the weather and planes (not…
Day 19, Coorong to Lake Alexandrina Day 20 Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 2nd November 2017Our routine on our second day down in this part of the world was to always spend the…
Day 18, Goolwa to Lake Albert Day 19  Eastern Australia Waterbird Survey 1st November 2017Up early, just on daybreak, and off today down the lower Murray to the Lower Lake and the…
Day 17, Albury to Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes Day 18 Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 31 October 2017Today we headed off on one of my favourite – the flight down the River Murray, starting up…
Day 16, Wangaratta to Dartmouth Dam Day 17 Eastern Australia Waterbird Survey 26th October 2017The last day of this leg and we spent the usual discussion the evening before about when…
Day 15, Port Fairy to the Winton Wetlands Day 16 East Australian Water Bird Survey 25th October 2017Once again – the weather dominated early. Leaving at about seven, we hoped to dodge the…
Day 14, Sydney to Phillip Island Day 15, East Australian Waterbird Survey 24th October 2017Heading south over the next two days to do the two southerly bands – Band 2 and Band 1. The…
Day 13, Griffith to Sydney Day 14 Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 19th October 2017The clouds were banking up to the west when we left Griffith at sunrise. Low cloud makes…
Day 11, Sydney to Lake Cawndilla Day 12 Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey - Richard KingsfordI always look forward to seeing the country from the air each year, even though I have…
Day 10, Armidale to Bankstown The last day of the survey and after 11 days in the light aircraft I am looking forward to some home comforts and routine. There was excitement upon…
Day 9, Tibooburra to the Macquarie Marshes Day 10 Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 12 October 2017We have begun to behave like the water birds we count. Today we followed the rain front…
Day 8, St George to Tibooburra Cool weather is a delight when aerial surveying. It also generally means more stable conditions and thus more comfort for the three of us in the…
Day 7, Charleville to St George Day eight Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 10 October 2017After overnighting in the Mulga Country town of Charleville we continued our journey…
Day 6, Windorah to Charleville The softness of the strong red spinifex covered dunes west of Windorah in the early morning light is a beautiful sight. Immediately to the south and…
Day 5, Lake Galilee to Coopers Creek A 7.30 departure into cloudy weather had us heading southeast to our first wetland of the day in Band eight. A rain front is threatening from the…
Day 4, Mt Isa to Lake Galilee We headed down to the Channel Country Rivers this morning for one of the longest days in the plane. So a pre-sunrise start saw us in the air to catch…
Day 3, Shute Harbour to Mt Isa Shute Harbour airport at 8am is frenetic. Light planes of all sizes vie with helicopters to shuttle tourists to and from the nearby islands and to…
Day 2, Maroochydore to Shute Harbour Day two Eastern Australia Water Bird Survey 4 October 2017The gods were with us today as the weather cleared after Maroochydore had received a long…
Day 1, Sydney to Maroochydore There is a saying about,  ”the best laid plans…………..” which today proved correct.   A slow moving weather front prevented us from flying our normal…