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Come fly with me! Conservation Volunteers Australia – Sydney

Description

This exciting project is here to help restore the significant resting habitat of the critically endangered Eastern Curlew migratory shore bird.  Each year these incredible birds travel more than 20,000 kilometres (round trip) as part of their yearly migration. They breed as far north as arctic circle within Russia and North-eastern China, and make their way to the eastern shores of Australia to rest in summer. On this epic journey, these birds face risks from increasing pressures of coastal habitat loss along their migratory route, limited access to food and resting sites and even hunting. We are here to give them a helping hand.

Conservation Volunteers, in partnership with National Parks and Wildlife, Threatened Species Recovery Fund and Sutherland Shire Council, are helping to restore some of the Eastern Curlews well-earned resting sites. This includes creating resting sites within their favourite habitat; wetlands, intertidal zones, mudflats and mangroves along Towra Point and in Quibray Bay. Volunteers will help create these resting sites through rubbish removal, controlling unauthorised access, clearing invasive species and planting native habitat.

You will be a part of an Australia wide conservation effort that aims to tackle the mounting international pressures these amazing birds face. Conservation Volunteers has 10 project sites stretching all the way from Darwin to Wollongong, so come and get involved in our newest project! We can’t wait to see you out there 🙂

Useful Information

This is an ongoing project on selected days.  Please see website for future dates.

Please wear sturdy shoes/boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. Hats, sunscreen, and water are a must.

We offer a FREE pickup from the following area:

8.00am Outside Countrylink terminal entrance, Central Station near taxi rank.

Or meet us there:

9.00am – Greenhills Skate Park via Lindum Rd. Turn right onto Lindum Rd at roundabout, take first right alongside oval.

FINISH:

3.00pm at the project site. At 3:00pm you will depart from the site. Volunteers will be returned to Central Station by 4:00 pm.

If for any reason you cannot make it on the day or if you are going to be late or cannot find the meeting point, please contact the Volunteer Engagement Officer on 0409 188 435. If you need any more information please give the Sydney office a call on (02) 9331 1610.

Contact

  • Cost: Free
  • Booking required
  • Towra Point Nature Reserve, NSW Towra Point Nature Reserve, Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell NSW, Australia

  • Next Activity Thursday, 18 Jul. 2019 8am pick-up / 9am on-site This activity recurs every: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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