Peel-Yalgorup Shorebird Celebration: a great count in WA

From the latest eNews from the BirdLife WA team:

A huge thanks to Sharon Meredith and Peel-Harvey Catchment Council for hosting the Peel-Yalgorup Shorebird Celebration in April. Sharon presented on the hugely successful Shorebirds 2020 count this summer:

‘This year has been a great shorebird season for the Peel-Yalgorup Wetland System…volunteers counted over 57,000 shorebirds across the Ramsar Site…the highest number recorded since 2013’.

BirdLife’s Vicki Stokes presented on the BirdLife and PHCC Shorebird Disturbance Project and Plaxy Barratt gave a summary of Shorebirds 2020 data for WA and Australia, and presented updates from the national Migratory Shorebird Program. Thanks again to all the counters for their massive efforts this year – we couldn’t do it without you! We look forward to hearing more updates from around the state.

For more information on the Shorebirds 2020 program please contact Plaxy (volunteer WA Shorebirds 2020 Coordinator) at

Shorebird 2020 counters
L-R: Barb Sing, Sharon Meredith (Wetlands and People Coordinator PHCC), Thelma Crook, Bob Pond, Jack Williams. Counters sport beautiful shorebirds stencils made by the Mandurah Mens’ Shed and John Tonkin College from the Stints are Rad project by Wing Threads and Peel-Harvey Catchment Council.

Image by Plaxy Barratt