Wild about terns: Looking after our shorebirds

People and shorebirds love the same places – the beautiful sheltered areas along our NSW coastline. Healthy populations of one of these species, the little tern, are a great indicator of ecosystem integrity and vigour.

Date
1 November 2008
Publisher
Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW
Type
Publication, Factsheet
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74122-835-9
  • ID DECC20080261
  • File PDF 0.9MB
  • Pages 16
  • Name wild-about-terns-looking-after-our-shorebirds-080261.pdf

This booklet provides an outline of research and the results of proactive management in NSW over the last fifteen years. This commitment of researchers and many volunteers has been necessary to recover little tern populations from the extinction vortex.

You are invited to learn more about little terns and to help ensure their populations have suitable habitat free from dogs, foxes, seagulls and other predatory impacts, and from the inadvertent impact of people upon their breeding and feeding areas.

In this way we can ensure this beautiful little traveller and other migratory shorebirds can prosper, and are part of the joy of life for future generations

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