Satellite Tracking

Waterbird satellite tracks

This page contains individual profiles with animations showing the tracks of some of our ***STAR*** waterbirds, those with particularly interesting tracks or long tracking intervals, from across the years of the program.

You can also find information on other birds current being tracked here:

  • currently tracked birds

and on the birds no longer being tracked at the following pages:

Locations where satellite trackers were fitted include: Middle Reedy Lake – Kerang (VIC), Kow Swamp (VIC), Barmah-Millewa Forest (VIC and NSW), Gayini Wetlands (NSW), Macquarie Marshes (NSW), Lake Cowal (NSW), Booligal Wetlands (NSW), and Narran Lakes (NSW).

Note: the age given is the age of the bird at the time of deployment

 

Introducing the stars of the program:

DANI

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, Victoria

Date tracked from: 20/11/19

Dani full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

YURRU

Juvenile plumed egret

Location tracked from: Macquarie Marshes, NSW

Date tracked from: 16/02/23 – 19/07/23

Yurru full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

ELF

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, VIC

Date tracked from: 03/12/17 – 09/10/22

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: red over light green

Elf full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

SHO

Juvenile royal spoonbill

Location tracked from: Narran Lakes, NSW

Date tracked from: 10/03/22

Sho full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

HAN SOLO

Adult male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp, VIC

Date tracked from: 21/01/20 – 27/02/24

Han Solo full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

KENZIE

Adult male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Gayini, NSW

Date tracked from: 30/01/22

Kenzie full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

KEITH

Juvenile male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Middle Reedy Lake – Kerang (VIC)

Date tracked from: 01/12/27 – 15/01/23

Right leg band colours: orange over metal

Left leg band colours: yellow over light green

Keith full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

JOHNNY

Juvenile Australia white ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp (VIC)

Date tracked from: 04/12/17

Johnny full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

SHREK

Adult male straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Kow Swamp VIC)

Date tracked from: 20/11/19 – 26/04/22

Shrek full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

TORRIGANNY

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Booligal (NSW)

Date tracked from: 16/11/22 – 26/08/23

Torriganny full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.

LILLY

 

Adult female straw-necked ibis

Location tracked from: Macquarie Marshes (NSW)

Date tracked from: 19/01/22

Lilly full tracks. Press play > to view the animation.