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Gippsland Lakes pelican spotted at Brisbane Port

One of the banded Pelicans from the Gippsland Lakes has been spotted at the port in Brisbane, meaning it has travelled more than 1,600 kilometres.  Birdlife Australia Project Manager, Deb Sullivan, said the sighting was another exciting milestone in the project.  “We started banding Pelicans in the Gippsland Lakes in 2018,” explained Deb. “Since this time, we’ve had citizen scientists recording

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Register for the Great Pelican Count

  The third annual Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count will be held at 11.30 am to 12 noon on Sunday, 5 April at locations all around the Gippsland Lakes.   According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland, nearly 200 people participated in Victoria’s first Great Pelican Count in April 2019.  “We’re hoping

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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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Pelican 217 at Soldiers Point in NSW

Gippsland Lakes pelican’s 700km journey

One of 25 pelicans banded in the Gippsland Lakes as part of a BirdLife Australia Pelican project has been spotted more than 700km away in northern NSW’s Great Lakes. BirdLife Australia’s Project Manager, Deb Sullivan, said that the bird wearing the red and white leg band numbered 217 was banded as a fledgeling bird in

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2019_GPC_Bairnsdale Scouts In the Bairnsdale Scout group photo there's (left to right) Jack Hebbard (8), Bryce Mullens (10), Carol Mullens, Judy Hird and Bruce Hird. + me (Mat Steph

Pelican lovers count!

More than 200 people across 92 locations, took part in the Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count on Sunday, 7 April. BirdLife Australia Project Manager, Deb Sullivan said she was thrilled with the number of participants at this year’s count. “We’re still waiting on some of our survey forms, but at this stage, there were more than

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