Many thanks to everyone who counted PIPs during the 2015 season! The real value of this data series INCREASES with every additional season, so please plan ahead for the 2016 season if you can.
Experienced counters might like to go straight to the count_guidelines_and_data_sheets
Read on below if you’d like to know what’s involved
We need more help cover as many places as possible. Any time in November, December and January is great. If you can do mid-November that is extra good.
Easy to do: choose your own site on the coast (anywhere from Gladstone to Cape York) and watch from 4 to 6 pm on any afternoon.
PIPs/TIPs are easy birds to identify, and you only need to count those that fly out to sea from the coast.
Just one count at your chosen site is fine, more are extra good! The aim is to cover as much of Queensland’s “PIP-coastline” as possible, and it would be ideal if you can ask friends to count at other sites near yours. Follow-up counts add value. If you have time to count more than once that will be hugely appreciated.
Get details and data sheets HERE.
If you want to ask additional questions please contact Julia Hazel.