Snipe talk series 2018

Birgita is conducting a roving series of talks on the Latham’s Snipe project, beginning this coming weekend in south-east South Australia. These talks are open to anyone who has an interest, but they will also be providing updates on the key findings and outcomes from the project for volunteers who have been involved.

The schedule at the moment is:

  • September 19 – Bairnsdale Club, 68 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale (East Gippsland)
  • November 13 – Field Naturalist’s Club of Victoria, Blackburn, Melbourne
  • March 21 (2019) – Geelong Field Naturalists Club, Geelong

This page will be updated from time-to-time. So if you’re interested in attending talks but can’t make the next one, keep a watch on this page for the next upcoming talks.

Please contact Birgita (b.hansen@federation.edu.au) if you want more information.

South-west talks July 7 & 8

Both the Mt Gambier and Port Fairy talks were well attended, despite crappy weather over the weekend which might have otherwise kept people at home! We had 25 people attend the Mt Gambier session, which was held in a really nice seminar space at the Public library – we even had catering. In addition to providing a project update, Birgita outlined the current survey coverage for south-east SA, identifying where there were survey gaps. She also visited Lake McIntyre with Rosey Pounsett and Noel Boyle.

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Lake McIntyre in Millicent

The following day at the community centre in Port Fairy there were 26 people and we had a fabulous feast of sushi thanks to the South Beach Wetlands and Landcare Group. Birgita gave a similar overview on the project, and there were some great questions about the tracking and data specific to Port Fairy.

A short article was written about the event: News article in The Standard 

Birgita would like to thank Bryan and Toni for organising the talk and catering in Mt Gambier, and Jodie, Don and Sherril for organising the Snipe, Sushi and Swamps event. And many thanks to all the attendees who took time out of their weekends to attend.

Canberra Ornithologists Group, Sept 12

We had a good crowd of people turn to listen to Birgita give an update on the project, including news about the survey results from Hokkaido, just recently compiled by the Wild Bird Society of Japan, which demonstrated that over 50% of breeding sites have deteriorated in condition. Lori Gould also talked about the outcomes of the ACT snipe monitoring.

We have put out a call to ACT folks interested in helping with catching at Jerrabomberra wetlands over late spring and summer. Please contact Birgita or Lori if you’d like to help out. The more, the merrier!

 

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