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Category Archives: Pelicans

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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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Calling citizen scientists to join GLaWAC for the Pelican Count

The Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) are participating in the annual Great Pelican Count at Sperm Whale Head on Sunday 7 April, and the invitation is open to interested members of the public to join GLaWAC aboard the Lady Jodie and help count Pelicans. GLaWAC’s Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee (GLCC) Coordinator, Andy Booth

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Our Pelicans need you

The second annual Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count will be held at 11.30am to 12noon on Sunday, 7 April and locations all around the Gippsland Lakes. 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

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