Turtle eggs aren’t the only eggs on our shorelines that must be protected…

Every summer, 36 shorebird species migrate to Australia from Siberia,

Alaska, China and Japan. Some flying a round trip of 30,000km!

Most of these migratory birds lose half of their body weight and stop on

Capricorn Coast beaches, islands and wetlands to feed, rest and breed

alongside our 18 resident shorebirds.

What’s the biggest threat to these endangered and vulnerable birds?

Off-leash dogs…followed closely by human disturbance, driving on

beaches, removal of beach scrub, plastics and predators.

Keep an eye out for signs near identified nest sites, like this one at

Farnborough Beach, asking dog owners to please keep your dogs on

a lead so they don’t trample nests or chase exhausted birds that need

energy for their return flight.



Shorebird nesting

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