Reports from the public have helped us:

• catch vandals who destoyed nesting fences

• send deceased Albatross away for autopsies

• find Hooded Plover nesting sites and take actions to help them

• identify the arrival date of Little Terns at nesting sites

• save nests in estuaries prior to inundation by floods

• increase fencing around a site when foxes were seen in the area


Can't find what you are looking for? Please phone NPWS Merimbula 02 64955000

You can help by reporting:

Putting up a fence

We can use information:

As much as we would like to be we can't be everywhere! Our Shorebird Coordinators need your eyes and ears to help us know what is going on around the shoreline.

You can report on interesting things you see or hear such as new nest activity, an unusual bird or a sudden change in shorebird activity.

You can also report on threats to shorebirds such as transgressions by persons into nest areas, vandalism of our signs or fences, or even upcoming events such as king tides or an estuary flood.

Other things to report are:

• colour-flagged birds
• deceased birds with tags
• predators in the area
• the need for a new sign or fence

How to report:

Try to get down as many details as you can at the time: time of day; number plates of vehicles, numbers of people involved; boat registration; descriptions - anything you think may be of use!

Then use our reporting form Here, or if you prefer, go to the Contacts page and use the phone to report to your nearest NPWS office (week days only) or use the 24hr Hotline number if out of hours.