2019 Waterbird Survey Map

Date Location Description
Day 20, Sydney to Swan Hill Observers: John Porter UNSW/DPIE & Andrea White DEWLP Trainee: Heath Dunstan Pilot: Tim Dugan Strong hot winds dominated the weather today as…
Day 19, Bourke to Moree Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: Tim Dugan We’ve headed out early for a dawn departure because of the forecasted gusty south…
Day 18, Sydney to Bourke Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: Tim Dugan We left Sydney and headed northwest to the Macquarie Marshes. We weren’t expecting…
Day 17, Goolwa to Sydney Observers: Richard Kingsford & Paul Wainright Pilot: Tim Dugan Up early again and we headed northeast out of Goolwa for the South Australian…
Day 16, Surveying the Lower Lakes Observers: Richard Kingsford & Paul Wainright Pilot: Tim Dugan First to the disappointment. Unfortunately, the Coorong was not as spectacular…
Day 15, Mildura to Goolwa Observers: Richard Kingsford & Paul Wainright Pilot: Tim Dugan We were out of Mildura early to avoid the heat. We started our survey at…
Day 13, Wagga Wagga to Sydney Observers: Richard Kingsford & Paul Wainright Pilot: Tim Dugan We spent the night at Wagga, after surveying Dartmouth Dam and then in the…
Day 12, Warrnambool to Wagga Wagga Observers: Richard Kingsford & Paul Wainright Pilot: Tim Dugan We headed further east to Port Fairy, along this picturesque coast, surveying…
Day 11, Sydney to Warrnambool Observers: Richard Kingsford & Paul Wainright Pilot: Tim Dugan This week’s leg of the survey heads south, surveying the eastern edges of Bands…
Day 14, Sydney to Mildura Observers: Richard Kingsford & Paul Wainright Pilot: Tim Dugan Today and tomorrow’s run down the River Murray is always a treat. We followed…
Day 10, Broken Hill to Sydney Observer: Richard Kingsford & Peter Ewin Pilot: Tim Dugan We loaded the plane up before dawn in Broken Hill to make sure we got going when it…
Day 9, Sydney to Broken Hill Observers: Richard Kingsford & Peter Ewin Pilot: Tim Dugan Back on aerial survey after a year – there’s always a sense of anticipation about…
Day 8, Thargomindah to Sydney Observers: John Porter & Shannon Dundas Pilot: Tim Dugan Awaking to cooler temperatures is a welcome relief but minor engine problems that…
Day 7, Charleville to Thargomindah Observers: John Porter & Shannon Dundas Pilot: Tim Dugan We leave Charleville this morning as quickly as we can - weather alerts warn us of an…
Day 6, Windorah to Charleville Observers: John Porter & Shannon Dundas Pilot: Tim Dugan It’s a clear still morning – perfect for flying but we know that high temperatures…
Day 5, Rockhampton to Windorah Observers: John Porter & Shannon Dundas Pilot: Tim Dugan Departing Rockhampton we head south to our first wetland in survey band 8 – Callide…
Day 4, Mt Isa to Rockhampton Observers: John Porter & Shannon Dundas Trainee: Amelia Selles Pilot: Tim Dugan Todays flight leg is a big one – so we head out to Mt Isa…
Day 3, Airlie Beach to Mt Isa Observers: John Porter & Shannon Dundas Trainee: Amelia Selles Pilot: Tim Dugan Day 3 starts with some small dams near Proserpine as a warm up…
Day 2, Maroochydore to Airlie Beach Observers: John Porter & Shannon Dundas Trainee: Amelia Selles Pilot: Tim Dugan Preparing for day 2 at Maroochydore after overnight showers…
Day 1, Sydney to Maroochydore Observers: John Porter & Shannon Dundas Trainee: Amelia Selles Pilot: Tim Dugan It’s our first day of waterbird surveys for 2019 - the 37th…