The below is a callout to be involved in the Penguin census via Kristy Manning, Seascape Liaison Officer, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges… The last date to be involved is the 20th October. Read below for more information.
This is your chance to be involved in the 2014 Granite Island Penguin Census
The annual penguin census is nearly underway and volunteers are needed to count Little Penguins and their burrows on Granite Island.
Date: Monday 13 and 20 October 2014
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Location: To be advised on registration
What to bring with you: torch (not halogen) with new batteries, snacks, water, appropriate clothing for weather conditions, covered shoes, hat
Information gained from the census will aid the ongoing monitoring of the colony and this work is funded by the Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.
Participants will need to be able to climb, stretch and bend to locate penguin burrows which are scattered over the entire island. More information is contained in the attached flyer.
To register your interest, please contact the census coordinator Dr Diane Colombelli-Négrel on:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8201 7649
Exact meeting location will be provided when you register
Over the next month – 10th April to 10th May – BirdLife Australia (nationally) is running a promotion to farewell our migratory shorebirds and follow them on their journeys along the East Asia – Australasia migratory flyway.
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Web page links – Background Information: http://birdlife.org.au/media/help-us-farewell-the-shorebirds/ & Sign-up Page: http://farewellshorebirds.org.au/