Category Archives: Pelicans

Deb and Caitlin

Storm Boy unites Pelican lovers

More than 100 Pelican lovers of all ages attended the pre-screening of Storm Boy at the Sun Cinema Bairnsdale recently, hosted by BirdLife Australia as part of the Summer by the Sea Program. Bird Life Australia, Project Manager for East Gippsland, Deb Sullivan, said the screening was designed to garner interest in the 2019 Gippsland

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Pelican landing Tambo

Join the Great Pelican Count

The Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count is back on 7 April 2019 and you can be involved. According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland nearly 150 people participated in Victoria’s first Great Pelican Count in April 2018. “We’re hoping our 2019 count is bigger and better than the last one,” said

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Pelican meet_Deb BirdLife

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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Bittern

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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