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Special Offer

Shorebird recovery program: Mogareeka

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Overview

We're looking for volunteers to help recover threatened species of shorebirds in the NSW Far South Coast’s Mogareeka area. Join NSW National Parks in this important volunteer work to monitor and survey breeding birds, restore habitat and educate beachgoers on the birds’ breeding sites - near Mimosa Rocks, Ben Boyd and Bournda national parks.

Work
Monitoring
When

Throughout spring and summer. Hours are flexible, but early morning and dusk are the best times to see nesting birds.

Where
Mimosa Rocks National Park
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
Meeting point
Meeting place varies depending on specific activity.
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, snacks, drinking water
More information

Phone NSW National Parks Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000, or Narooma office on (02) 4476 0800.

Many of our NSW Far South Coast shorebirds have become threatened species mainly due to the vulnerability of their nests. Volunteers are needed to help monitor and survey shorebirds and implement conservation measures such as protecting habitat and nests in and around the Mogareeka area. This will help with the recovery and survival of the:

•    Hooded plover
•    Pied oystercatcher
•    Sooty oystercatcher
•    Little tern
•    Fairy tern

This volunteer work is suitable for people who can comfortably walk on sandy beaches, are happy to work independently, have keen eyesight for bird identification, and confidence to talk to local beachgoers about the importance of the shorebird breeding sites. All volunteers are provided with training and support. Please contact us for more information about this rewarding volunteering opportunity. Bring your binoculars along when you volunteer.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nelson Lagoon, Mimosa Rocks National Park. Photo: David Finnegan