Nesting Fair Tern Sightings at Hill River

Published on Monday, 19 December 2022 at 10:22:17 AM

We have received reports that a number of nesting pairs have been sighted at this location so the community is being asked to avoid this area.
The Shire will be installing signage and temporary fencing to bring awareness to visitors to the area to help protect this Vulnerable Species as listed under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Australian Environmental Protection Biodiversity and Conservation 1999 Act.
By working together we can help ensure their survival and you can help protect this vulnerable species by:
- Observing all signage and temporary fencing so that nesting birds and chicks aren’t disturbed;
- Keep dogs leashed and away from known breeding areas to help protect eggs and small chicks
- Supervise children around known breeding areas to help protect nest eggs and small chicks
- Keep cats indoors
- If you see a bird nesting on the beach, please maintain your distance
- Report any unlawful disturbances to Shire Rangers on (08) 9652 0800
For more information about the Australian Fairy Tern click on the following link
Photo credits: Claire Greenwell, conservation biologist and ornithologis

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