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Farewell Botany Bay Shorebirds

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Scott Park

2 Napoleon St

Sans Souci, NSW 2219

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Wild Things: Farewell Botany Bay Shorebirds
When: Saturday 24th February 2018, 8:30am - 10:00am
Where: Riverside Drive foreshore cnr Napoleon St & Riverside Drive
Cost: Free

Did you know that Botany Bay is an important summer feeding ground for migratory wading birds from the Arctic? Although much of the foreshore of Botany Bay has been changed and large areas of habitat destroyed, the Bay still provides sanctuary for many migratory wading birds during the southern summer.

These amazing birds fly thousands of kilometres in one go. When they arrive on the shores of Botany Bay they are emaciated and often can do little more than rest for several hours before beginning their search for food on the tidal flats. But by the end of summer they have fattened up and are preparing for their flight back to the Arctic.

Come and join experts from the NSW Wader Study group to farewell these amazing creatures on their long journey back to the Arctic.

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We'll be meeting on the beach front across from Scott Park, Sans Souci under the shelter nearest Napoleon St. While we'll have a couple of scopes set up for viewing, you will have a much better experience if you can bring your own set of binoculars. You should also bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Coffee, tea and a snack will be provided.

The 303 Bus stops right at the corner of Napoleon and Riverside Drive.

In the event of bad weather you will be sent an email 24hrs beforehand advising if the event is to be cancelled.


Wild Things has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

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