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Latham's Snipe Community Survey - Nov 2021Craigieburn

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Aitken Creek (corner Cascade Terrace and Bayano Way) Craigieburn

Cascade Terrace

Craigieburn, VIC 3064

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Latham's Snipe spend spring and summer in Craigieburn wetlands before migrating back to Japan. Help monitor this important local population.

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📷 B. Van Praagh

Bird watching, nature photography, and citizen science all rolled into one pleasant morning at Aitken Creek.

On Saturday 20 November morning, communities across Victoria will be conducting surveys in the second national count of how many Latham's Snipe are found in natural and constructed wetlands. A final survey will occur on Sat 15 January 2022.

An observant community member, who is a keen bird watcher and photographer, informed Council about the significant population of Latham's Snipe in Aitken Creek. This bird is under threat and it's population is being closely monitored.

A small group of people are needed to help do the survey, including flushers, observers and recorders. The observers and recorders stick to a concrete footpath or mown lawn area, while the flushers go into the long grass and reeds (where there is the risk of snakes) to flush out the birds.

You will quickly learn to identify this very distinctive bird. Instructions and materials provided on day.

Where to meet

  • At 9am at the corner of Cascade Terrace and Bayano Way, on the western most intersection, overlooking the wetlands in Aitken Creek. (Not the large, artificial Highlands Lake which is adjacent to Aitken Creek).

What to bring

  • Binoculars or camera
  • Flushers - Wear long pants and long sleeved top, for walking in long grass, with numerous prickly and thorny plants present (e.g. thistles, blackberry). Please bring gators if you have them.
  • Wear enclosed safe boots that are comfortable
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Own water drink bottle

What's provided

  • Recording form, clipboard, pens, Latham's Snipe identification charts
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent
  • First aid kit

For more information

Melissa Doherty, Urban Biodiversity Officer, Hume City Council

0409 702 086, 9205 2466

melissado@hume.vic.gov.au


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Citizen Science

For a host of reasons, we need to know what plants, animals and fungi live in the area. Citizen science projects rely on everyday people submitting observations. Take some clear photos or sound recordings and simply submit using your mobile phone.

Citizen science can provide the evidence that programs like Gardens for Wildlife do actually help conserve biodiversity.

Install the app and join the Hume City's Wildlife project on iNaturalist.

Visit the Discover Nature in Hume webpage to find out more about the range of citizen science projects you can get involved with.

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Aitken Creek (corner Cascade Terrace and Bayano Way) Craigieburn

Cascade Terrace

Craigieburn, VIC 3064

Australia

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