Other Shorebird Groups
Much of the work undertaken by Byron Bird Buddies is as a result of a number of lessons learnt during field trips to other shorebird habitat areas in New South Wales and South East Queensland and from the work undertaken by leading ecologists in the area of shorebird management. In particular BBB acknowledges the generous contribution to our conservation practices from the following people:
Russell Jago - of the Red Rock Little Tern conservation site (north of Coffs Harbour).
Bob Moffat - a field ecologist.
Greg Clancy - a north coast field ecologist.
Brian & Heather Hole, and Brian Crisp of the Harrington Little Tern Recovery Program near Taree. This area which includes Farquhar Inlet at Old Bar is of critical importance to breeding pairs of Little Terns.
In 2006/7 ninety seven Little Tern fledgings were counted at these two sites. Much work is being done by this group in protecting areas from 4WD's by creating paths away from the breeding sites, monitoring the success of predator erradication techniques and their impact on the successful fledging of Little Tern chicks.