Category Archives: Pelicans

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Discovering more about local pelicans

It wouldn’t be a visit to the Gippsland Lakes without sighting an iconic Australian pelican. These easily recognisable birds pop up at various locations around the Lakes and locals would be forgiven for taking them for granted. However, some of their habits and movements remain a mystery. Breeding season varies but can occur any time

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Gillian and Robert Morpeth at North Arm boat ramp near Bullock Island

More than 150 flock to Great Pelican Count!

More than 150 people at 81 sites on land, in kayaks and on boats participated in the very first Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count. Count organizer BirdLife Australia Project Manager in East Gippsland, Deb Sullivan, said she was thrilled with number of participants involved in the citizen science project. “There were 444 pelicans counted across

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2018 Community Grant Recipients

Five projects have been funded in the 2017-2018 community grants worth $252,683 . These projects complement projects funded by the Victorian State Government to be implemented across the Lakes. The projects are Australian Pelican as a platform for citizen science and drought refuge studies – Birdlife Australia Surveys will continue to monitor abundance and diversity

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Join the first ever Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count

The very first Great Pelican Count will be held across the Gippsland Lakes on Sunday, 8 April 2018. According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland, the Great Pelican Count is a fantastic opportunity to get out with family and friends and enjoy the Lakes while contributing important monitoring data. “We’re calling

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