Bad weather caused cancellation of the planned first count of the season at North Brook Island. Hopefully the next scheduled count will be able to proceed mid November.
With no counts yet this season, there is much uncertainty and concern about PIPs in the Hinchinbrook area. Last season (2011-12) PIP numbers at North Brook were extremely low, apparently due to the devastation of nesting and foraging habitat caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasi. It remains to be seen whether there will be any evidence of recovery this season.
A count on 17 Jan 2013 has been scheduled to replace the missed mid-October count.