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Five Islands seabird habitat restoration project

Five Islands Nature Reserve


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Join NSW National Parks in scenic Five Islands Nature Reserve, off the coast of Wollongong, and help protect important habitat and breeding sites for little penguins and other seabirds.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

Details given on registration. Dates may change due to weather conditions.

Five Islands Nature Reserve
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Volunteers will head to Big Island, in the nature reserve, which is home to sooty oystercatchers, little penguins, short-tailed shearwaters, wedge-tailed shearwaters, white-faced storm-petrels and crested terns. These seabirds are under threat, as a result of damage to their native habitat and other factors.

The Five Islands seabird habitat restoration project gives you the opportunity to make a difference by assisting with important surveying and bush regeneration work. Surveying efforts will collect scientific data. Bush regeneration involves replanting native vegetation, improving seabird nesting habitat and weeding. Listen to this ABC broadcast to find out more about this great work.

Volunteering ranges from one day to several days. Generally, surveying work takes place from August to April and bush regeneration takes place from May to July.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Aerial view of Wattamolla Beach lagoon and picnic area, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH