Saving our South Coast shorebirds

The South Coast shorebird recovery program is designed to help threatened beach-nesting birds during their summer nesting period.

Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)

The South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program has been working hard to help threatened beach-nesting birds through the summer nesting period since 1999. The program aims to reduce the rate of decline of threatened beach-nesting birds and recover populations by enhancing breeding success along the south coast of New South Wales.

Some of the major threats to shorebirds in New South Wales are:

  • accidental trampling by humans
  • domestic dogs
  • predators such as foxes, crows and cats
  • storms, king tides and storm surges
  • being squashed by vehicles.

To find out more about the south coast shorebird recovery program or to volunteer, visit the South Coast Shorebirds Recovery Program website.

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