Melbourne Water bird monitoring report released - a community effort

The 2017-2018 Melbourne Water Regional Bird Monitoring Report, covering 238 sites, has recently been published.

Thank you to all those who have assisted with the surveys, which are now in the 6th year. To view the report and find out more about Melbourne Water's biodiversity surveys, please visit:

The acknowledgements list at the beginning of the report is long and shows the great commitment around the Network for waterbird monitoring in this region.

“We would like to thank the hundreds of Atlas observers who continue to contribute time, experience and advice to the project including: BirdLife Melbourne, BirdLife Bayside, BirdLife, BirdLife Mornington Peninsula, BirdLife Bass Coast, the Victorian Wader Study Group, Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek, Bend of Isles Conservation Association, Friends of Merri Creek, Friends of Darebin Parklands, Friends of Moorang Wetlands, Friends of Blind Creek, Friends of Salt Creek and Associated Parks, Friends of Westgate Park, Friends of Braeside Park.

We would like to give a special thank you to Mike Carter, Neil Shelley, Alison Nisbett, Arthur Carew, Bill Ramsay, Bob Rogers, David McCarthy, David Pool, Elva Muir, Geoff Russell, Graeme Horskins, Graeme Hosken, Ian and Margaret Langdon, Ian Muir, Jeni Bedin, John Bosworth, Kay Taranto, Ken Harris, Margaret Bosworth, Marta Slawuta, Mike Wotton, Pat Bingham, Robert Grosvenor, Robert Wright, Roger Needham, Ruth Akie, Sheena Whyte, Steve Ramsey, Sue Charles, Tania Ireton, Terry Harwood, Val Willis, Victor Poke and everyone else who has collected data for this project over the past 5 years for their continued coordination and survey efforts.”

Image: Great Egret , by Shelley Pearson

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