Welcome to the Beach-nesting Birds Hub!
This hub has been designed for people with a general interest or who want to participate in Beach-nesting Bird conservation. Here you can access all the information you will need to become involved in helping beach-nesting birds, including:
Volunteers, land managers and beach users alike have a huge role to play in Beach-nesting Birds conservation. These are a group of birds who benefit greatly from investing in on-ground actions to alleviate threats to their eggs and chicks. However, given these birds exhibit high levels of camouflage and are highly susceptible to disturbance, it is critical that any participants in their conservation follow strict protocols for monitoring, protecting nest sites, and even communicating with other beach users. This ensures we act in the best way possible, informed by current research findings, to improve their plight.
BirdLife Australia's Beach-nesting Birds Program currently focuses on the following shorebird species: Hooded Plover, Red-capped Plover, Pied Oystercatcher, Beach Stone-curlew; and two main seabird species, Fairy Tern and Little Tern. We are a small but dedicated team, mainly funded through a series of grants, and we work closely with our volunteers and stakeholders.
Our program aims to: