Conservation walk and talk for World Migratory Bird Day

Conservation Rangers Suzette and Andrew at the Altona Coastal Park

Every year thousands of Hobsons Bay shorebirds including, the red-necked stint and sharp-tailed sandpiper, skip our winter and fly to their breeding grounds in Siberia and Alaska.

Have you ever considered how these birds fly all the way to Siberia and Alaska? How do they sustain their energy and stamina? Do they fly while they’re half asleep?

Join our passionate and friendly Conservation Rangers for a Conservation Walk and Talk on Tuesday 12 May at 3.30pm, brought to you live on Council’s Facebook page (

Conservation Rangers Andrew and Suzette will be on the ground at Altona Coastal Park in Altona sharing interesting facts and answering all of your feathery questions about our local and migratory birds.

The event coincides with World Migratory Bird Day on 9 May, an annual awareness campaign to farewell birds from Australian shores, as they commence their migration to breeding grounds in the northern hemisphere.

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