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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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Be on the look out – Northern Pacific Seastar

After four years since its first sighting, voracious predator the Northern Pacific seastar has been found in the Gippsland Lakes by a community member prawning at Wattle Point. Principal Officer Invasive Marine Species from Agriculture Victoria, Dr Richard Stafford-Bell, explained that the key features of the northern Pacific seastar are its five-pointed arms with upturned

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Twilight trips – a great way to see the Lakes

More than two hundred guests have learnt more about the Gippsland Lakes and their environment through the twilight boat trips hosted as part of the Love our Lakes project. The trips, funded by the Victorian State Government, have run from the Port of Sale to Flooding Creek and from Post Office Jetty in Lakes Entrance.

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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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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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