Byron Bird Buddies has recorded a number of births of various shorebirds at both the Belongil estuary and in the Brunswick River over the past two years. Byron Bird Buddies believe that the more the community is educated about the number and type of birds choosing the waterways and shores of this area to breed and raise their young, the more that, that same community will assist in the protection and maintenance of the biodiversity of these areas.
NEW CHICK ALERT: Two Osprey chicks born at the Belongil estuary in early August 2007 are now flying around 200 metres from the nest under the watchful eye of both parents.
The Pied Oyster-catcher chick born on the 27th July is doing very well.
The above photo shows a Pied Oyster-catcher chick walking through mangroves to get to the Brunswick River to feed. The chick was born in November 2006 and fledged in March 2007.