BirdLife Australia Distinguished Service Award
Jan Olley BBB coordinator
BirdLife Australia Distinguished Service Award (BDSA) CITATIONS
Jan Olley, BirdLife Northern Rivers.
Jan’s work to realise the BirdLife vision to ensure that native birds are protected and valued has been carried out since 1997. Through her earlier work with Cooloola Coastcare and now with Byron Bird Buddies in association with BirdLife Northern Rivers, Jan has been instrumental in the local protection of shorebird nesting and habitat. She has instituted regular surveillance and monitoring of nest sites together with protective fencing and signage, with these measures being adopted by several local Councils on the North Coast. In terms of community education, Jan has produced multiple bird watching brochures covering Tin Can Bay, Byron Bay, Ballina, Richmond Valley Council areas with another in production for Kyogle. She has organised bird week celebrations and community education events, and undertakes regular surveys for Shorebird 2020, the Nightcap Key Biodiversity area and Latham Snipe project.