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Innamincka bird surveys talk – 12 April 2019

Posted on 9 April, 2019 by Ivan

The guest speaker at the next Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club general meeting is Euan Moore, who will present a talk titled ‘Tracking Boom and Bust – Bird Surveys around Innamincka’.

Bourke’s Parrot, one of the special birds usually found (photo by Euan Moore)


Euan writes ‘Since 2011 members of the Friends of Innamincka Reserves have been conducting bird surveys on an almost annual basis in the Innamincka Regional Reserve. During that time we have seen the boom years following the floods from Cyclone Yasi to the intense drought of recent years as well as the impacts of grazing, mining, tourism and weed infestation. The deserts in this area are harsh but beautiful. Permanent waterholes along Cooper Ck provide a drought refuge for wildlife and in the years after flood the Coongie Lakes are magical.’

The presentation will be held in the Fellowship Room behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, VIC, commencing from 7.30 pm on Friday 12 April 2019.  Members and visitors are all welcome, and there is no cost for entry. It will no doubt be a special evening and a good chance to be entertained and educated by a local expert.

Cooper Creek near Innamincka during the boom that followed Cyclone Yasi (photo by Euan Moore)

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