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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Looking for migratory birds

Students welcome migratory birds

Students from Swan Reach Primary School have welcomed migratory birds back to the Gippsland Lakes at an event hosted by Greening Australia. Greening Australia Project Manager, Martin Potts, said the event was the third in a series aimed at connected students to the habitat, culture and health of the Gippsland Lakes. “We had more than

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Little Tern chick on nest

Doing a good turn for terns

Breeding season is well and truly underway for the Gippsland Lakes Little Tern population. Although the Gippsland Lakes provides the terns with suitable breeding and nesting areas, there is continual habitat restoration work being done to ensure these birds return to the Lakes each year. Natural Environment Program Officer with the Department of Environment, Land, Water

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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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Burrunan Dolphins

Giving Gippsland Lakes dolphins space

Seeing the beautiful Burrunan dolphin jumping and flipping can be one of the true joys of visiting and boating on the Gippsland Lakes. Recent research by Dr Kate Charlton-Robb and the team at the Marine Mammal Foundation (MMF) has found that 77% of sightings involved interactions with boats, jet skis and other vessels. “There are

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