Snipe Update and Video of Japanese Visit in Jan

Subject: Snipe Update and Video of Japanese Visit in Jan
From: Lori Gould <>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 21:56:34 +0000

Hi Everyone,


We wait with baited breath for Snipe 59 to leave Australia. She has been in Cape York since April 9, hanging out in what looks like a shallow creekline (presumably a floodplain wetland) among open woodland north of the Coleman River. It is a curious choice of habitat as it doesn’t look very “snipey” except for the obvious signs that the area holds water. Sentinel 2A images are showing what looks like a bit of flooding or some inundation in that area back in Feb. So could be nicely wet and muddy at the moment. We haven’t heard from Snipe 64 for a week or so but we are not panicking (just yet) because we have had data gaps before. Fingers crossed though.


The full update (and a photo of where 59 is located) can be found at


On a related note, our Japanese friends who visited in January made a cool YouTube video of their visit. Apparently the Snipe are now reaching Japan which is always exciting (for them and us).


Cheers Lori


Lori Gould

Program Manager

Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (Jerrabomberra Wetlands)


M: 0439 030 058

PO Box 58 Fyshwick ACT 2609



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