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 simple 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 focuses on five shorebird species: Hooded Plover, Red-capped Plover, Pied Oystercatcher, Beach Stone-curlew and Sooty Oystercatcher; and two seabird species, Fairy Tern and Little Tern. We are small but dedicated team, and we work closely with our volunteers and stakeholders.
Our program aims to:
Learn more about the Beach-nesting Birds Project
For an overview, feel free to read the Volunteer Roles and our Checklist for becoming a Volunteer to get more of an idea of the training requirements for each role before proceeding below.