A Morning With Shorebirds + Mudflat Bioblitz!

Shorebirds and mudflat bioblitz

Right now the beaches and tidal flats of upper Gulf St Vincent are teeming with migratory shorebirds about to take off on one of the world’s longest migratory journeys. These tiny and often overlooked birds are incredible long distance flyers that complete marathon migrations each year from our shores to their breeding grounds in the northern hemisphere.

On Saturday March 28th, come and learn more about these amazing birds and see them feeding along the shore at Thompson Beach.

BirdLife Australia and Natural Resources AMLR will be running a session to view the birds on the outgoing tide before heading back to the ‘Shed’ for morning tea and a presentation.

After that, you’ll hear from Flinders University about an NR AMLR project looking at what’s beneath the mud and you can choose to take part in a ‘Mudflat Bioblitz’ or call it a day and head home.

What is a Mudflat Bioblitz?

Come and find out! Venture onto the mudflats and survey this ‘shorebird supermarket’.

Who is this for?

Curious about what a shorebird is? If you are new to shorebirds, have no idea what a shorebird is or know a little but would like to learn more than this session is for you!
Children are welcome however the session is more suitable to kids 10 years and above and accompanied by adults.

What to bring?

  • Binoculars if you have them, water, hat and sunscreen.
  • Please wear suitable footwear, (preferably covered shoes that can get wet, as thongs etc can become stuck in the mud).

We will provide extra binoculars, telescopes and a Shorebird ID guide and special pin to take home.

When and Where?

Saturday March 28th
8:30am – 11am Shorebird viewing, morning tea & presentation
11am – 12pm Mudflat Bioblitz
Thompson Beach, SA.

Meet at the Thompson Beach community Shed, near the end of Ruskin Road, look out for the BirdLife Australia sign on your left hand side as you approach the town.

RSVP to aleisa.lamanna@birdlife.org.au or 0435 544 939

This event is jointly funded through the AMLR NRM Board and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and supported by BirdLife Australia and Flinders University.

Download the flyer.