april, 2018

08apr11:30 am12:00 pmGippsland Lakes Great Pelican CountA simple, fun survey

Event Details

The inaugural annual great pelican count is a BirdLife Australia citizen science survey.  Designed to provide a snapshot of the Australian pelican population recorded on the same day at the same time across the Gippsland Lakes.

Over time, the annual count will help to quantify the changes in pelican numbers across the Gippsland Lakes. It will also enable volunteers of all ages to participate in counting one of Australia’s most recognizable birds.

The great pelican count has been adapted from the the highly successful BirdLife Australia citizen science survey for Carnaby’s black-cockatoos in Western Australia called the great cocky count. Now in its tenth year, the annual great cocky count has provided important data and population changes for a multitude of agencies working with this species. It is also the largest citizen science program in Western Australia.

If you know of a roost site, where the pelicans come to rest and hang out, please let us know. The count will be held at selected site across the Gipspland Lakes and fringing wetlands.

A key aim of the great pelican count is to survey as many sites as possible. We need your help to make the inaugural 2018 great pelican count a survey success.

Register online at http://birdlife.org.au/great-pelican-count, registrations are now open and will close on 25 March.

For more information contact Deb Sullivan on 0459 835 793 or 9347 0757 or email greatpelicancount@birdlife.org.au




(Sunday) 11:30 am - 12:00 pm


Gippsland Lakes and fringing wetlands

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