Waterbird exhibition Hunter Wetlands Centre

A travelling exhibition of waterbird photographs is coming home to roost at the Hunter Wetlands Centre at Shortland, 10 minutes from Newcastle.

Wary Ibis chicks (Threskiornis moluccus) in the Gingham wetlands

The collection of images showcases the wonder and beauty of the Gwydir wetlands following extensive flooding and environmental watering through the summer of 2011-12.

The 20-photo exhibition titled 'Waterbirds Return as the Gwydir Floods' features the work of four photographers - private photographers Joshua Smith from Narrabri and Paul Bayne of Armidale along with Daryl Albertson and Jennifer Spencer from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

The collection has toured a number of regional centres since its launch in Moree on World Wetlands Day 2014, but will now find a dedicated long-term home at the Hunter Wetlands Centre, opening to the public on World Wetlands Day, February 2 2016.

More than 12,000 people across 13 regional centres of the North West have had the opportunity to see the touring exhibition which demonstrates the 'boom and bust' nature of the Gwydir wetlands.

You can visit the Hunter Wetlands Centre to view the exhibition and view the images online Waterbirds return as the Gwydir Floods | Flickr - Photo Sharing!