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The Great Pelican Count wraps up for another year

More than 100 people across 81 locations, took part in the Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count on Sunday, 18 April.   BirdLife Australia Project Coordinator, Deb Sullivan said weather had delayed the count for a week.  “We were scheduled to host the count on Sunday, 11 April – but the weather was so bad that it was unsafe

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Look up, it’s migration time

Although international travel is off the cards for us, migratory birds in the region are preparing for their long-haul flight back to the northern hemisphere.  Project Officer for Birdlife Australia here in East Gippsland, Debbie Sullivan, said more than 20 species of migratory birds including snipe, sandpipers, and tern visit the Gippsland Lakes as part

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Citizen scientists – our Pelicans need you!

The Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count is back on Sunday, 11 April 2021 and you can be involved.   According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland this year’s count is more important than ever.  “Last year’s Great Pelican Count had to be cancelled with late notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions

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Catchment work helping the Lakes

Even before you drive in the front gate, it is a striking property.  The imposing, majestic gums that remind the visitor that European farming methods have been practiced on this land for only a short period of time greet you as you make the turn and drive towards the Dean family home.   Marshall Dean and

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Aussie birds need you!

Gippslanders are encouraged to download the Aussie Bird Count app and record their backyard bird sightings between 19 and 25 October.   East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s NRM Project Manager, Sean Phillipson, said BirdLife Australia is an important partner in works happening around the Gippsland Lakes.   “BirdLife Australia is involved in some really great works around the Gippsland Lakes,” explained Sean. “From the

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