BirdLife Capricornia members take a bow in 2017.

Last year we highlighted the work we had done in restoring Capricorn Yellow Chat habitat by removing Rubber Vine and Harrisia Cactus and again this year we have continued that work.  We also continued with our involvement with many annual community events such as Ecofest at Gladstone, Kinka Wetlands Discovery Day, St Lawrence Wetlands Discovery Weekend, Shalom Lagoon Breakfast with the Birds as well as community education activities and citizen science projects such as our Birds in Capricornia project.  So we feel that our proudest achievement in 2017 is that we have maintained the effort and commitment over many years and that has translated into a high community profile.  This effort was rewarded by a nomination for an award in the Community Events category of the Capricorn Catchments (NRM group) annual environmental best practice awards.  However, a continued effort in all of these areas over many years requires a team of committed members who volunteer to share the load and make a difference for the birds in our area.  BirdLife Capricornia members take a bow.