Making space for shorebirds

Volunteer Joan Dawes goes out on the water at Botany Bay once a month with National Parks and Wildlife Service staff to monitor and count shorebirds.

Shorebirds come to rest and breed in Botany Bay during the warmer months

Her efforts are just one of the many ways volunteers contribute to our understanding threatened species in the wild.

Volunteers are out in the wild, monitoring their own backyards, identifying species on their computers and joining citizen science projects in NSW and around the world.

Find out how you can help save threatened species.