BBB Program April 2022
We are being optimistic and are hoping for some fine days to re-commence our April program after those devastating floods a month ago. From conversations and reports I have had with others the bush is very quite – although along the coast especially around Ballina – lots of seabirds, shorebirds and waterbirds are being sighted.
Some unusual avian activity here in Byron Shire to report – At Belongil a young Beach Stone-curlew turned up a couple of weeks ago to join the three already there – which includes the recently banded I3 (i3), the new kid appears to be younger than I3, a Grey-faced Petrel (we think) found on New Brighton Beach (dead) and a White or Red-tailed Tropicbird (hard to tell) landed on a verandah in Goonengerry and was taken to the Byron Hospital and if oK will be cared for by the people at Seabird Rescue.
Unfortunately the Beach Stone-curlew at Brunswick NR lost their egg during the floods of last month – we are watching to see if they lay again.
Many of us, searched the environs of the Shire for Glossy Balck-Cockatoo on Saturday – no birds reported by anyone, but lots of casuarinas with cones and only a few chewed and none appeared to be recent. But please everyone keep reporting any sightings of these vulnerable birds for the next 18 months wherever you see them in the Northern Rivers – Evans Head to Tweeda and out to the ranges.
Here is the April program – please contact the provided number if you wish to attend any of the outings.