Hooded Plover photo by Kim Wormald www.lirralirra.com

The Hoodies Have Flown

  For almost three months a stalwart group of volunteers have been taking 2-4 hour shifts and also doing lots of spot checks on the endangered Hooded Plovers at Red Rocks. After complete failure at three tries last season, this season the birds successfully hatched and reared three chicks who are now all banded and…

photo from www.penguins.org.au

Hooded Plover population doubles on Phillip Island

Report from Jon Fallaw at Phillip Island Nature Parks: Hooded Plover Report: It has taken 12 years but the population on Phillip Island has doubled from 22 to 44 between 2001 and 2013 The November count is probably the best indicator of base population numbers being at the start of the breeding season. Hoodie breeding…