Phil Straw asked me to post this on his
An introduction to
waders, with the experts.
If you have always wanted to know
more about waders but were too afraid to ask your colleagues. Now is your chance
to get out with members of the NSW Wader Study Group in your area and learn the
difference between some of those sandpipers and plovers, and any of the others
that confuse you.
A series of evening talks and/or
field days are being organised for Moruya, Sydney, Newcastle, Yamba and Ballina.
Bird watchers of any level knowledge are asked to indicate their _expression_ of
interest to help the organisers of the program with planning of venues
These wader workshops will be
organised during Bird Week or close to that period in October 2000, very handy
for anyone thinking about taking part in the beach bird nesting survey in
November. If you are interested in
taking part in any of these workshops you should contact the program coordinator
for your nearest venue.
Moruya - Saturday 21 October. Illustrated
talk on waders and field outing. For details contact Mike Crowley (home) 02 4474
2677, (work) 02 4472 6211. e-mail:
Sydney (Botany Bay)–
Saturday 28 October ‘a day for the waders’ and open meeting of the NSW Wader
Illustrated talks on wader identification
Talks on studies being carried out at Botany Bay by NPWS and students
Wader identification in the field (bring your binoculars/scope if you
Learn how you can become involved in wader study programs at home or in
Bring binoculars, note pad and pen,
picnic lunch. Morning and afternoon teas supplied.
Meet at Botany Bay National Park
Discovery Centre at 08:00
For further details contact Phil
Straw Tel/Fax: 02 9597 7765, e-mail:
Wetlands Centre). Wednesday 11 October “Wader Studies”. This will be held on the
normal meeting night for the Hunter Bird Observers Club. Wader Field Day will be
on Sunday 15 August. For details contact Liz Crawford or Chris Herbert Tel:
(home) 02 4959 3663.
Yamba, Saturday and
Sunday 7/8 October contact Gina Hart 02 6641 1500
Ballina Saturday 28
October. Contact Bo Totterman Tel: (home) 02 6683 4135