Seeking volunteers for bush stone-curlew surveys (blitz) at Mulligans Fl

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Subject: Seeking volunteers for bush stone-curlew surveys (blitz) at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
From: Shoshana Rapley via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:54:28 +0000

G’day Canberra birders,


I am seeking volunteers for bush stone-curlew surveys at Mulligans Flat this Spring.

Background: Bush stone-curlews were extinct in the ACT from 1970 until their reintroduction at Mulligans Flat in 2014. Further releases were carried out in 2015-16 and 2018-19. COG has been involved in the curlew project since the outset, providing funding, resources, and volunteers for surveys.

When: Surveys will take place on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th September 2022, from 8-11am. Morning tea will be provided afterwards.

Where: Meeting at Amy Ackman carpark.

Contact: If you would like to be involved, please contact Shoshana (PhD researcher) at

Provide: Name, best contact number, your availability (one or both mornings), whether you have a camera (not compulsory but ideal) or binoculars (required if no camera), and whether you would like to survey alone or in a team (and if so, whether you would like to be randomly allocated to a team or nominate friend/s to work with).

Other volunteering: Aside from the formal blitz of Mulligans Flat, Shoshana is seeking information on curlews present in Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve. There are a few pairs present, but their identity and roost locations are unknown. COG members are invited to seek out curlews in Goorooyarroo and forward the locations (GPS coordinates) and, if applicable, identity (if leg flag is present and can be read) to Shoshana as soon as possible after making the sighting.


Looking forward to hearing from you!


All the best



Shoshana Rapley

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Fenner School of Environment and Society | The Australian National University


141 Linnaeus Way | Acton ACT 2601 Australia

Mobile | +61 479 194 544


I respect and celebrate Australia’s First Nations people on whose lands I live and work: the Ngunnawal, Ngambri and Wiradjuri people. Thank you for caring for country for time immemorial.



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