FW: Snipe Survey Volunteers Needed

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: FW: Snipe Survey Volunteers Needed
From: Chris Davey <>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 10:48:56 +0000

Please find email below concerning a Latham’s Snipe in Namadgi and tracked from Japan. Chris


From: lori [
Sent: Wednesday, 17 November 2021 2:47 PM
To: Chris Davey
Subject: Snipe Survey Volunteers Needed



We are looking for volunteers to undertake a Latham’s Snipe survey at a wetland along the Southern end of Old Boboyan Road in Namadgi National Park this Saturday 20th November (the date of the National Snipe surveys). The attached maps show the location – it is approximately 1.5 hours from Canberra City (access is off Boboyan Rd just north of Brayshaws Hut). As it is in a remote location with no phone service, we do not advise people undertake the survey alone, so depending on the response, we will try to get a small team together.


The survey will require walking in and around the wetlands in a systematic way to flush the Snipe and counting them. Waders will be required to access as much of the wetland area as possible and walking will be difficult.


Specific instructions and the exact location will be provided to interested volunteers.


The reason for this survey is because it is the location of a Latham’s Snipe that has been tracked via satellite from Japan and we are interested in getting a sense of numbers. It has remained in this area for approximately one month. For more information on the Latham’s Snipe project go to Click on news and scroll down to the second story.


Please contact Lori Gould on 0439 030 058 or for further information or to express an interest.




Lori Gould





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