Shorebird Banding (Ringing)

We will be going out in the field to catch Bar-tailed Godwit prior to their departure from Rhyll, Victoria, Australia, on their northward migration. We will find out how much they weigh which will tell us how much fuel they have on board and how far they can fly in one leap - probaly all the way to the Yellow Sea in China. We will also be placing an orange leg flag on each bird which indicates that they come from Victoria. You could help us by watching for colour flagged birds. Send details to

Rhyll 38° 27' 49.4532" S, 145° 18' 15.1992" E
Start date: 
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 00:00
End date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2006 - 02:00