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View Shorebirds Through High Powered Scopes at Cleveland
Moreton Bay is celebrating its 25th birthday of being protected as a Ramsar Site. A Ramsar Site is a wetland area, which has been designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention; this particular Convention is an intergovernmental environmental treaty established in 1971 by UNESCO. The Moreton Bay Wetlands are considered to be of international importance because they are providing waterfowl habitat or providing a living environment for large species of migratory shorebirds.
Photo courtesy of Shorebirds & Moreton Bay Ramsar Site Celebrations
To celebrate this milestone, you and your family are invited to GJ Walter Park in Cleveland on Saturday 20th October 2018 from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Enjoy a sausage sizzle, children's face painting and a special birthday cake for the event.
While there, you may like to take a closer look at the shorebirds in Toondah Harbour through high powered birdwatching scopes available. Experts will be on hand to explain the importance and the threats endured by the migratory shorebirds to Moreton Bay, the route they take travelling thousands of kilometres every year from Alaska and Siberia to feed in the same places and how many of the species are now on the endangered list because of habitat loss.
As koalas are often seen in GJ Walker Park, you may also be fortunate to see one of two in a tree nearby.
This day will also give visitors and residents an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the proposed development of Toondah Harbour. This event is hosted by Redlands 2030 and Save Our Bay – Toondah Harbour.
GJ Walter Park is situated at Shore St E, Cleveland. The event is free to all.