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Category Archives: Gippsland Lakes

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Injured pelican released back into the Lakes

A pelican with suspected chemical burns has been released back into the Gippsland Lakes after a community effort to save its life. BirdLife Australia’s Project Manager, Deb Sullivan, said the injured pelican was first spotted toward the end of November near a fish cleaning station. “She looked like she had been through a bushfire,” said

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One bittern, very shy!

Bird watchers have an extra reason to be excited this spring following a confirmed sighting of the endangered Australasian Bittern at Sale Common. “This is such a thrill to find the Bittern in this area once again,” said Deb Sullivan from BirdLife Australia. The Australasian Bittern is an endangered wetland bird, highly dependent on freshwater,

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Frogs are counting on you

With dry conditions in wetlands around the Gippsland Lakes helping our local frogs couldn’t be more vital – and you can play a role in helping them by taking part in Australia biggest frog count. This week is FrogID week which aims to collect frog calls from across Australia to enable frog populations to be

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Rainforest project provides endless flow on effects for local students

Tucked away behind Nagle College’s Bairnsdale Campus at the bottom of a steep, meandering path you will find a hidden treasure, in the form of Nagle College Landcare Rainforest Project. Broken into three separate areas, this unique project is the brain child of Nagle College Science Teacher and Landcare Coordinator, Andrea Savage, who has spent

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More adult Terns but fewer fledglings in the Lakes

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has been monitoring the numbers of endangered small Terns on the Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers every year for many years. For the first time in the history of its annual program, DELWP contracted the resources of volunteer group, BirdLife Australia to carry out this season’s

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