2017-2018 satellite tracked birds

A total of 44 birds were fitted with satellite trackers during the 2017-2018 breeding season (October 2017- February 2018). Juvenile and adult ibis and spoonbills were fitted with trackers at Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang (Victoria), Kow Swamp (Victoria) and Millewa Forest (NSW).

JPEG maps of the movements of straw-necked ibis, Australian white ibis and royal spoonbills being tracked via satellite. GPS fixes are taken every hour between 7am and 7pm, plus a midnight (roosting) fix. Images of the bird are presented above the maps where available.

BENJI

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

(juvenile at time of tracker deployment)

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 4/12/17

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: black over dark blue

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GAIA

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 white

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 MAREE

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 3/12/17

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ELVIS

Adult royal spoonbill

Location tracked from: Millewa Forest, NSW

Date tracked from: 27/2/18

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: dark blue over white

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MAXY

Juvenile female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang, Victoria

Date tracked from: 29/11/17

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: yellow over black

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SUNNY

Juvenile male 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 yellow

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MICKY

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 2/12/17

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: yellow over light blue

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SANTA

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 2/12/17

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: red over dark green

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ROOKIE

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang, Victoria

Date tracked from: 15/11/17

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RANGER

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang, Victoria

Date tracked from: 15/11/17

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DOBBY

Juvenile male 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: yellow over dark blue

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 LUCY

Juvenile royal spoonbill

Location tracked from: Millewa Forest, NSW

Date tracked from: 25/2/18

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: light blue over black

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ERIC

Juvenile royal spoonbill

Location tracked from: Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang, Victoria

Date tracked from: 17/1/18

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: light blue over light blue

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ATLAS

Juvenile royal spoonbill

Location tracked from: Millewa Forest, NSW

Date tracked from: 27/2/18

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: dark blue over light blue

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WALNUT

Juvenile female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Middle Reedy Lake, Kerang, Victoria

Date tracked from: 15/11/17

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ROY

Juvenile male Australian white ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 4/12/17

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RANDY

Juvenile male Australian white ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 4/12/17