Ruddy Turnstone numbers increase

FANTASTIC NEWS: There are more Ruddy Turnstone visiting King Island than there have been since 2010.

The Victorian branch of the Australian Wader Study Group, on their March 2017 visit to King Island, found a huge increase in numbers of these wonderful international migrants, compared to previous years. As reported in the Tattler Newsletter, July 2017 No 44, the count had gone from 597 in 2016 - the least since 2010 - to 843. 31% of this count were juvenile (first-year) birds, showing that the Turnstones had had a highly successful breeding summer in their northern hemisphere breeding sites. Lets hope they keep it up next year. The AWSG will be back in December - see

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NB: To guarantee discounts, you need to provide the name of your Wings on King Assistant or proof of registration. 

King Island Breaks - offer a 15% discount for registered Wings on King participants

Island Breeze Motel - offer a10% discount for registered  Wings on King participants

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Camping - is available in the grounds of the Reekara School. No showers but toilets and cooking facilities are available.  Bookings phone Linda to book in: 0488 566 448 Cost: $5 per person per night. Bring own camping gear.