Remember - some of the biggest threats to Shorebirds are:

• Accidental trampling by humans

• Being squashed by vehicles

• Domestic dogs

• Predators such as foxes, crows & cats

• King tides and storms


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

You can help at the shoreline:

Beach Signs

Individual actions make a difference:

Discover birdwatching - grab a bird indentification book, some binoculars and explore your area, especially the beaches, estuaries and headlands. There may also be a local club to join - ask your NPWS office or email us.

Keep an eye out for shorebirds:

• get to know the shorebirds in your area
• report unusual or interesting sightings through this website or to NPWS, or through your club.
• report colour-flagged birds
• report new nesting activity to us
• minimise disturbance around them

If walking your dog in or near shorebird areas, keep it on a leash and near the water so as not to disturb the birds. In breeding season, keep it right away from nesting sites.

Educate other dog owners in responsible excercising of dogs in shorebird areas.

When boating, be aware of birds and try and minimise disturbance while launching or landing your boat or canoe near their sites.

Help reduce shoreline hazards by picking up dangerous rubbish such as fishing lines and plastics.

Spread the word about shorebirds and sharing the shoreline.

Become a Shorebird Volunteer!

Find out how to join our volunteer team - you can contribute as much or as little as you wish!
Use the menu above or click Here to find out more.