Special report to Darwin Port on research training trip to Broome, Western Australia

Date: 21, Jun, 2018
Author(s):   Amanda Lilleyman, Stephen Garnett, Hamish Campbell, Peter Kyne, Richard Fuller
Publisher: TSR Hub

Project 5.1.1 The objective of this trip to Broome, Western Australia was to join the Australasian Wader Studies Group (AWSG) Annual Wader and Tern Expedition (the expedition) to catch and tag five far eastern curlew to tag with GPS devices. The tagging will allow us to compare local Broome movements with movements of curlew in Darwin Harbour. Two Larrakia Rangers from Darwin’s Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (Sarah Rolland and Nelson Tinoco) joined the expedition to gain skills in catching shorebirds, identifying them and taking their measurements, and attaching GPS tags to the birds.