This email is particularly for Bud & Margaret
Widdowson and Giles Daubeney, but also for others who are interested, naturally
being most readers.
Both Plains-wanderers and Inland Dotterels are
being observed just north of Deniliquin on the Plains country.
In December I completed the Spring/Summer edition
of the Plains-wanderer monitoring. This is carried out over a number of
properties from Jerilderie in the east to Wanganella in the west, just north of
Conargo in the south and Hay in the north, 10 sites in all. Whilst numbers were
down on other monitoring occasions, Plains-wanderers are being recorded breeding
- even in the 'worst drought of the century', and Inland Dots have also been
While it's is certainly not the best season, both
species are being seen where suitable habitat is available to them. Inland
Dots like it much barer than Wanderers so have a bit more country this year to
For people wishing to see Wanderers, Phil
Maher can be contacted on either 03 5881 5278, or also through 03 9820
4223, mobile 0417 310 200. Inland Dots and Aussie Pratincoles are also potential
sighting on Phils trips.
Wildlife Extension Officer
Greening Australia - Riverina
P.O. Box 1010
ph: 03 5881 3429 fax: 03 5881 3412
0428 236 263