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Shorebird recovery program: South coast

Conjola National Park


The pied oystercatcher, little tern and hooded plover are among NSW’s endangered shorebirds. If you're a beach-loving local on the South Coast, volunteer for the shorebird recovery program.


From August to April (shorebird breeding season).

Conjola National Park
More information

Email or phone NSW National Parks officer Jodie Dunn on (02) 4454 9500.

This volunteering program covers various beaches and lakes south of Wollongong. An activity may take place near Conjola National Park, Murramarang National Park, Meroo National Park or Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve. As a volunteer, you’ll undertake activities such as:

•    Bird watching
•    Locating nests and chicks
•    Surveying beaches for shorebirds
•    Installing nest protection (temporary fencing and signage)
•    Monitoring nest progress and recording data
•    Identifying threats
•    Educating beach-goers

Programs run during breeding season from August to April, and training courses are frequently offered. So if you live near the beach on the NSW South Coast, find out about volunteering at a nearby national park or reserve. We look forward to hearing from you.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Bournda Lagoon, Bournda National Park. Photo: John Spencer