2023 Wings on King Autumn Surveys
Dates: 27th - 30th April, 2023
Registrations are now CLOSED
All participants MUST REGISTER at least one week prior to the event.
Registrations close Thursday 20th April 2023.
BOOK ACCOMODATION AND FLIGHTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
as both are limited
from 5:30pm Welcome Meet and Greet (drinks & nibbles provided).
Location: the Cultural Centre, Currie Harbour.
Meet your Team, Pick up your WoK Kits and Field Plans & Sign Up.
Friday 28th-Saturday 29th:
Teams undertake surveys across the Island
*Recommended to bring; your own packed lunch, snacks, hot/cold beverages, binoculars and protective clothing/footwear suitable for various weather events)
Saturday 29th Evening:
from 5:30pm Presentation Dinner with guest speakers (dinner at own expense on the night).
Location: The Cataraqui Room, King Island Hotel, Currie from 5:30pm.
Moonbird Festival Raffles both DRAWN at 8pm
Sunday 30th April:
Complete surveys, Meet with WOK Assistants to return Field Plans/WoK Kits - if necessary or a Free day.
2022 Autumn Surveys
Dates: 28th April - 1st May
Thursday 28th April: 5.30 Welcome, Meet your Team sign up and Field Plans
Friday 29th and Saturday 30th: Teams undertake bird surveys across the island
Saturday evening: A short seminar is being planned followed by dinner.
Sunday 1st May: Complete surveys if necessary. Free time
2021 Wings on King Autumn Surveys - 22nd-25th April
Orange bellied Parrot Blitz - 22nd April - 2nd May
in association with Friends of the OBP
Having not been able to hold weekend surveys in 2020 due to COVID we are very excited to once again be able to undertake a weekend survey weekend and invite everyone interested in helping us to take care of King Island by taking part in the Wings on King surveys and/or searching for the Orange-bellied Parrot when it migrates through.
Many of the survey sites are on private land - places you don't normally get to - but to ensure their and your safety you MUST register before taking part.
ITINERARY 22-25th April
Orientation and Team formation
Thursday 22nd: 5.30 pm at the Cultural Centre where there will be an exhibition of King Island Threatened Bird Species and welcome refreshments provided.
Friday 23rd: orientation at the Airport for those coming from Hobart. Kate will meet the plane.
For anyone arriving earlier than 22nd April who wish to participate in the OBP Blitz, please contact Kate Ravich, 0417487263 for arrangements.
Wings on King: Friday 23- Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th if necessary
OBP: Thursday 22 April-- Sunday 2nd May
Saturday 24th: Dinner with guest speakers:
Barry Baker and Mark Holdsworth - Threatened Bird Species of King Island - 'What we know and what we are learning
Matthew Fielding - 'Impact of Ravens on Black Currawong on Flinders and King Islands
Endangered, Endemic, Extinct" an exhibition at the King Island Cultural Centre of works by artist Therese Gabriel Wilkins https://theresegabrielwilkinsart.weebly.com/blog