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FREE Waterbird Monitoring and Ecology Workshop

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Help count and track the Sunshine Coast’s waterbirds
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Come learn about the plight of migratory shorebirds, the good news story happening at Yandina wetlands, waterbird ecology, and the need for citizen science waterbird monitoring.

Migratory shorebirds are declining rapidly, with some now listed as critically endangered in Australia.

This the enlightening workshop will cover what makes migratory shorebirds so incredible and why their populations are in trouble. It will also touch on the good news stories which are likely going to help migratory shorebirds.

Then discover the remarkable ecology of Australia's waterbirds, who track temporary resources across vast distances. On the Sunshine Coast, the restoration of a wetland near Yandina demonstrates the kinds of actions we can take in Australia to help waterbirds.

By Rob Clemens

However, for many waterbirds, there is not enough data to tell how populations are tracking, or to demonstrate the positive impact a place like Yandina can provide. The workshop concludes by going over the simple steps most anyone can take to help us understand waterbird populations.

Following the workshop, you can visit a local wetland and help BirdLife Southern Queensland count and track the Sunshine Coast's waterbirds.


Want to find out more? Register for a FREE workshop today. Select your nearest location from the list below:

  • Bellvista Meeting Place, 8 September 2018, 9am – 11am

  • Maroochy Arts & Ecology Centre, 9 September 2018, 9am -11am

  • Beerwah Community Hall, 16 September, 1pm -3pm

    Bookings are essential. Secure your place today by clicking on the links above.


    The workshop is proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy.

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    When: 8, 9, or 16 September
    Where: Bellvista Meeting Place, Maroochy Arts & Ecology Centre, Beerwah Community Hall
    Cost: Free
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