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Sites Gallery

Images of the major shorebird sites. Click on an image to view a larger one.

Lake Wollumboola

Woolumboola
Lake Wollumboola.
The extensive sands
near the entrance
are used for nesting.
NSW Estuary Management Program 2000

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Lake Conjola

Conjola
Lake Conjola.
Little Terns favour the
sand spit for nesting.
NSW Estuary Management Program 2000
Conjola
Classic Conjola
shorebird territory,
shared with holiday
makers.
Conjola
Good mix of bare sand
and vegetation.
Conjola
Conjola's low sand spits.
Conjola
Little Tern territory!
Conjola
You would never guess
from these shots
how busy this area
gets in holidays!
Conjola
Volunteer monitoring
the site - Conjola.
Conjola
Shorebird area,
Lake Conjola.
       

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Tuross Lake

Tuross has many low-lying sandy shoals where the Terns often nest.
Unfortunately they can be inundated by king tides and storms surges.

Tuross Lake
The extensive Tuross
Estuary showing the
sandflats favoured by
Little Terns.
NSW Estuary Management Program 2000
Tuross Lake
Tuross nest site
after a storm surge.
Tuross Lake
Typical low-lying Tuross sandflat.
Vulnerable to tides,
surges and flood
Tuross Lake
High tides begin to affect
a Tuross nest site.
       

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Wallaga Lake

Wallaga Lake has many low-lying sandy shoals where the Terns often nest.
The lake is often closed, and any rain will flood the sites.

Wallaga Lake
Wallaga Lake with entrance
closed and few of the
sandflats visible.
NSW Estuary Management Program 2000
Wallaga Lake
Bare sand nest sites
at Wallaga is often
the Terns' choice.
Wallaga Lake
Boat access is often
preferable at Wallaga.
Wallaga Lake
Fencing the site.
Wallaga Lake
Wallaga tern site with
Gulaga (Mt Dromedary)
in the background.
Wallaga Lake
Classic Wallaga Tern Area
   

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Mogareka

At the mouth of the Bega River, Mogareka's Little (and Fairy) Terns often nest on the spit leading to the river entrance. It's very exposed to scouring by the river when it's open and to swells from the ocean.

Bega River - Mogareka
Mogareka (Bega River)
with the lake open.
the terns would nest on
the sand spit towards the
entrance.
NSW Estuary Management Program 2000
Mogareka
The spit leading to
the rivermouth.
Mogareka
Mogareka's Tern season
coincides with peak
holiday season at
nearby Tathra.
Mogareka
Swell comes closer.
Mogareka
Swells inundate the site.
Mogareka
The site can appear quite
safe until the tide/swell
combine to swamp it.
   

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