Fw: Birding Aus - waders

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From: "Roger McGovern" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 08:53:17 +1000
Hello Birding-ausers,
Phil Straw asked me to post this on his behalf.
Roger McGovern

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 etc.

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 Study Group.

*            Illustrated talks on wader identification

*          Talks on studies being carried out at Botany Bay by NPWS and students from

Macquarie Unversity.

*          Wader identification in the field (bring your binoculars/scope if you have any)

*          Learn how you can become involved in wader study programs at home or in the field.

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:

Newcastle (Shortland 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


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