2021 Waterbird Survey Map

Date Location Description
Day 25, Remaining wetlands and the big finale! Observers:  Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: Tim Dugan Today was our last leg – and what a relief for us all. It had been a long survey…
Day 24, Birdsville to Sydney Observers:  Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: Tim Dugan We left Birdsville under cloudy skies on sunrise. We had a big day in front of us…
Day 23, Rockhampton to Birdsville Observers:  Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: Tim Dugan An early start out of Rockhampton again – with a bright outlook for the day until…
Day 22, Mt Isa to Rockhampton Observers:  Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: Tim Dugan   This Mount Isa to Rockhampton leg is always one of our most taxing. It starts…
Day 21, Airlie Beach to Mount Isa Observers: John Porter & Richard Kingsford Pilot: Tim Dugan   We were one of the first vehicles out to the airport early in the morning,…
Day 20, Townsville to Airlie Beach Observers: John Porter & Richard Kingsford Pilot: Tim Dugan   Today, we headed up the coast - all the way up to Cairns, surveying the…
Day 19, Gladstone to Townsville Observers: John Porter & Richard Kingsford Pilot: Tim Dugan It was about 20 minutes from Gladstone to the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton - up…
Day 18, Sydney to Gladstone Observers: John Porter & Richard Kingsford Pilot: Tim Dugan   Today was a big day, one that we didn't think we would ever make. On Thursday we…
Day 17, Goolwa to Sydney Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: Tim Dugan   We decided to get away early because the rain was coming, setting off from…
Day 16, The Coorong and the Lower Lakes Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell   Our morning started slowly. Regulations for our ‘essential worker’ status in…
Day 15, Sydney to Goolwa Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell   The last two weeks had been difficult as we have waited to find out whether…
Day 14, Deniliquin to Sydney Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell From Deniliquin, we headed straight northeast to pick up Band number 3 just…
Day 13, Warrnambool to Deniliquin Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell After we jumped in the plane at Warrnambool, we headed a little further west,…
Day 12, Sydney to Warrnambool Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell We headed south out of Sydney, down the coast straight towards Bermagui on the…
Day 11, Swan Hill to Sydney Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell   We got away early in the morning because we knew we had a fairly long survey…
Day 10, Deniliquin to Swan Hill Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter   Pilot: James Barkell   We left Deniliquin on the Edward River early in the morning and headed…
Day 9, Sydney to Deniliquin Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell We headed from Sydney to the south. The first waterbodies we surveyed were the…
Day 8, Griffith to Sydney Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell We left Griffith under overcast conditions with showers coming across from the…
Day 7, Broken Hill to Griffith Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell We headed out of Broken Hill in a southeastern direction, back to the Menindee…
Day 6, Sydney to Broken Hill Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell   We headed out from Sydney in inclement weather. There were early signs that…
Day 5, Gwydir wetlands Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell We spent the day surveying the Gwydir wetlands, each surveyed twice. Our…
Day 4, Bourke to Moree Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell We left Bourke early and headed to the northwest to the Paroo River wetlands -…
Day 3, Tibooburra to Bourke Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell We headed south from Tibooburra, down towards Band 5, which runs from south of…
Day 2, Bourke to Tibooburra Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell On an overcast day, we headed north out of Bourke, towards survey band 6 over…
Day 1, Sydney to Bourke Observers: Richard Kingsford & John Porter Pilot: James Barkell This is our 39th aerial survey of waterbirds across eastern Australia and very…
Get ready for the 39th Aerial Survey 2021! As our team gears up for this years Eastern Australian Waterbird Survey project lead Prof. Richard Kingsford leaves us with a departing message -…