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Have you heard about The Flock?

News release
22 February 2023

Have you heard about The Flock?

The Our Coorong | Our Coast project has been creating shorebird awareness through school communities with establishment of the Limestone Coast Flock. This creative and fun community driven project spreads the word of the importance of migratory and resident shorebirds to the Limestone Coast.

The Our Coorong | Our Coast project is supported by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation cut out the birds, and local students from Meningie Area School, Keith Area School, Kingston Community College, Robe Primary School, Allendale East Area School and St. Martins Lutheran College have decorated 380 birds. The birds are to be displayed in coastal towns along the Limestone Coast from November through till March annually making visitors aware that shorebirds have migrated to our shore and to take caution on our beaches.

Robbie Andrew, the Limestone Coast Landscape Board Project Co-ordinator for the Our Coorong | Our Coast project said, “it was exciting to implement The Flock project as a way to increase awareness about migratory shorebirds visiting our shoreline during summer. Being aware of our local landscape and the ways we can protect these birds when we visit our beaches is important for their survival.”

The Flock will be on display for the first time at the Farewell to Shorebirds event being held in Robe late March, when migratory shorebirds depart our shores to start their 10,000 kilometre trip back to the northern hemisphere.

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board’s Our Coorong | Our Coast project aims to restore and protect the habitat of beach nesting and migratory shorebirds with The Flock just one of many initiatives.