Increased Monitoring Helping Hooded Plover Survival

April 18, 2023 8:48 am in by

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board have found an increase in monitoring at local hooded plover nesting areas has helped the endangered birds survival.


In a statement, Landscape Officer Rachael Kannussaar says the increased monitoring of the nesting territories have given the board insights into the predators hampering the success of the birds breeding attempts.

She says prior to the last nesting season, targeted intervention work at the Redcliffs Camp Beach, south of Tumby Bay began, with a pair of plovers successfully fledging five chicks from two separate nesting attempts, following four failed years.

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The exact number of fledglings across the Eyre Peninsula for the 2022-23 season won’t be officially tallied up for another few months, but early numbers are looking promising according to Ms. Kannussaar.

Photo: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board (supplied)