2018 Waterbird Survey Map

Date Location Description
Day 24, Moree to Macquarie Marshes Aerial Survey 13/11/18 - Observer: John Porter The final day of aerial survey for 2018 dawns clear and cool – we start early, hoping to beat the heat…
Gwydir wetlands Observer: John Porter The final day of aerial survey for 2018 dawns clear and cool – we start early, hoping to beat the heat as we head into the…
Day 23, Sydney to Moree Aerial Survey 12/11/18 - Observer: John Porter This leg of aerial survey marks the last few days for 2018 – we head out of Sydney in clear weather…
Day 21, Kerang Lakes Aerial Survey 07/11/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford We headed off early again to do the final set of wetlands on this leg – the Kerang Lakes. We…
Day 20, Sydney to Swan Hill Aerial Survey 06/11/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford We headed west from Sydney into a howling westerly, bringing the plane to a crawl at just over…
Day 19, Berri to Yanga Lake Aerial Survey 03/11/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford Home run today, via the lower River Murray between Berri and Mildura. We left the Murray Mouth…
Day 18, Goolwa to Lake Albert Aerial Survey 02/11/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford For our full day on the Coorong and the Lower Lakes today, we had a full plane, stacked with…
Day 17, Mildura to Goolwa Aerial Survey 01/11/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford We got up early again to make sure we capitalised on whatever still cool air was around. It was…
Day 16, Sydney to Mildura Aerial Survey 31/10/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford Today was the start of the River Murray survey. After leaving Sydney, we picked up Terry, our…
Day 15, Wangaratta to Nimmitabel Observer: John Porter   Another day of clear blue skies almost no wind beckons us out of Wangaratta and we start by counting along the King, Ovens…
Day 14, Warrnambool to Waranga Basin Aerial Survey 25/10/18 - Observer: John Porter Clear blue skies greet us as we head out of Warrnambool towards the Coorong in South Australia –…
Day 13, Sydney to Warrnambool Aerial Survey 24/10/18 - Observer: John Porter Another grey and overcast day dawns as we head southwards from Sydney via the NSW coast. Our first…
Day 12, Griffith to Pijar Dam Observer: John Porter Steady rain overnight in Griffith is extremely welcome for the locals but not so helpful for low level aerial survey work. We…
Day 11, Broken Hill to Menindee Lakes Aerial Survey 16/10/18 - Observer: John Porter Heading out of Broken Hill to Menindee Lakes we are relieved to find the previous day's dust storms…
Day 10, Sydney to Lake Tandou Observer: John Porter Today marked the beginning of the NSW leg of our surveys. We head out of Sydney through heavy cloud to our first port of call…
Day 10, Sydney to Aerial Survey 15/10/18 - Observer: John Porter Today marked the beginning of the NSW leg of our surveys. We head out of Sydney through heavy cloud to…
Day 9, Tibooburra to Sydney Observer: Richard Kingsford   We left Tibooburra early in gloriously crisp and sunny conditions and finished the day dodging storms and bouncing…
Day 8, Cunnamulla to Tibooburra Observer: Richard Kingsford We had a fairly short day flying along part of Band 6 which eventually goes out to Lake Eyre. Our inspection of…
Day 7, Charleville to Cunnamulla Observer: Richard Kingsford   Today we surveyed a particularly dry stretch on a dry continent. There was very little water between Charleville and…
Day 6, Thomson River to Charleville Aerial Survey 8/10/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford   Overnight on Noonbah Station was a treat, just north of Survey Band 8 and on a tributary of…
Day 5, Rockhampton to the Thomson River Aerial Survey 7/10/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford   Royal spoonbill on the lagoon at Botanic Gardens   Yesterday – the rest day for our pilot…
Day 4, Mt Isa to Rockhampton Aerial Survey 5/10/18 - Observer: Richard Kingsford A daybreak start was a must before the heat hit which it eventually did, but at least we got…
Day 3, Shute Harbour to Mt Isa Observer: Richard Kingsford   Great day to start flying today, with no wind. We can deal with the heat – 35oC west of the Great Divide – but a…
Day 2, Maroochydore to Shute Harbour Observer: Richard Kingsford Out of Maroochydore on a fairly miserly morning but the rain soon disappeared. We started with the most eastern part of…
Day 1, Sydney to Maroochydore Observer: Richard Kingsford Out of Bankstown airport for aerial survey 36 – every year for more than three decades we have been counting the…