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).
Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (Jerrabomberra Wetlands)
M: 0439 030 058
PO Box 58 Fyshwick ACT 2609