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Special Offer

Shorebird recovery program: Tuross Head

Eurobodalla National Park

Overview

Volunteers are needed to help recover threatened species of shorebirds around Tuross Head on the NSW Far South Coast. You’re invited to join NSW National Parks in this important volunteering work to monitor and survey breeding birds, restore habitat and educate beachgoers on the birds’ breeding sites.

Work
Monitoring
When

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

Where
Eurobodalla 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 the NSW National Parks Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000.

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

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

All volunteers are provided with training and support. The role is suitable for people who can comfortably walk on sandy beaches, are happy to work independently, have a keen eyesight for bird identification, and confidence to talk to local beachgoers about the importance of the shorebird breeding sites. 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

 Bingi Bingi Point, Eurobodalla National Park. Photo: David Finnegan