Satellite tracking

Current satellite tracking 2017-2022

From 2016 to 2022 we have fitted trackers to a total of 157 waterbirds! You can check out the movement maps from previously tracked birds for 2016-2017, 2017-20182019-2020 and 2020-2021 periods.

The following maps are for currently active straw-necked ibis, Australian white ibis and royal spoonbill fitted with a satellite tracker during the 2017-2018 breeding season (October 2017- February 2018), 2019-2020 breeding season (November 2019 to January 2020), 2020-2021 breeding season (October 2020 to February 2021) and 2021-2022 breeding season (January 2022 to March 2022). Juvenile and adult ibis and spoonbill were fitted with trackers at Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang (Victoria), Kow Swamp (Victoria), Millewa Forest (NSW), Bala Rookery (Eulimbah Swamp), Gayini (NSW), Macquarie Marshes (NSW), Lake Cowal (NSW) and Narran Lakes (NSW).

JPEG maps of the movements of straw-necked ibis, Australian white ibis and royal spoonbill currently being tracked via satellite. Images of the bird are presented above the maps where available.

LENEHAN

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Lake Cowal, NSW

Date tracked from: 4/02/2022

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DHARRIWAA

Adult royal spoonbill

Location tracked from: Narran Lakes, NSW

Date tracked from: 11/03/2022

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LILLY

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Macquarie Marshes, NSW

Date tracked from: 19/01/2022

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JO

Adult royal spoonbill

Location tracked from: Narran Lakes, NSW

Date tracked from: 11/03/2022

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ELF

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 3/12/17

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: red over light green

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LAURIE

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang, Victoria

Date tracked from: 1/12/17

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: yellow over white

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DANI

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 20/11/19

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JOHNNY

Juvenile Australian white ibis

(juvenile at time of tracker deployment)

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 4/12/17

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NGAWIN

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Bala Rookery (Eulimbah Swamp), Gayini NSW

Date tracked from: 15/1/21

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OSCAR

Adult female Australian white ibis

Location tracked from: Bala Rookery (Eulimbah Swamp), Gayini NSW

Date tracked from: 7/12/20

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WILAN

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Bala Rookery (Eulimbah Swamp), Gayini NSW

Date tracked from: 16/1/21

 

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MARSHIE

Juvenile royal spoonbill

Location tracked from: Bala Rookery (Eulimbah Swamp), Gayini NSW

Date tracked from: 14/1/21

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TEE

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Bala Rookery (Eulimbah Swamp), Gayini NSW

Date tracked from: 18/1/21

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GUS

Adult male Australian white ibis

Location tracked from: Fairfax Floodway, Gayini NSW

Date tracked from: 11/12/20

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KEITH

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

(juvenile at time of tracker deployment)

Location tracked from: Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang, Victoria

Date tracked from: 1/12/17

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: yellow over light green