Bird Conservation

BBB aims to achieve a broader and more consistent range of conservation outcomes for shorebirds, waterbirds and bushbirds across the NSW north coast, by working with a range of agencies and organisations. We are focused on:

  • Protection of beach-nesting shorebird sites at Belongil and Brunswick Heads with fencing and signage.
  • Increase surveillance and monitoring of the beach-nesting birds during breeding season and respond as necessary by (1)¬†informing and educating local community members (including dog owners) about the needs of nesting birds, (2) anticipating high tide and storm events and secure fence material and signs and (3)¬†Maintain records of nesting activity through an on-line monitoring tool.
  • Support research activities associated with shorebirds through submission, make comment on environmental issues, land use plans, and development applications in support of bird conservation.
  • Collaboration with other groups to develop information material that promotes bird conservation and habitats of significance. This provides consistent information and messages to the wider community across the region.
  • Maintain bird monitoring data locally and upload to a national database, providing vital information for decision makers.
  • Participate in planning meetings such as the Belongil Estuary Stakeholder Group and Northern Rivers Regional shorebird management committee.
  • Collaborates with and seek endorsement of the Arakwal people with on- country activities ground and the wider Bundjalung nation in the development of education resources.
  • Participate in other avifauna research projects: such as Glossy Black-Cockatoo Conservancy of QLD and NE NSW, and the annual NPWS state-wide threatened shorebird species survey.¬†Generally through submissions comment on environmental issues, land use plans, and development applications in support of bird conservation.