Volunteers monitor birdlife at foreshore

News Update 20 May 2021
South Perth Foreshore Waterbird Refuge

A group of local volunteers are assisting the City of South Perth in an important environmental project to create habitat for waterbirds. The Friends of South Perth Wetlands community group visit South Perth Foreshore several times each week to collect data on bird numbers, species, breeding and migration. Findings will be used to help the City assess the effectiveness of its Black Swan Habitat project, currently under construction on the Swan River. 

The Black Swan Habitat project will repair damaged river walls and create a sheltered island for birds to nest. The City has grown approximately 11,000 native plants and 20 trees for the project which are being tended to at our nursery until ready to be planted.

For anyone who would like to get involved in protecting wildlife in the South Perth area, the Friends of South Perth Wetlands suggest visiting their group on Facebook to stay up to date with opportunities to lend a hand.

The Black Swan Habitat project is part of the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan and is jointly funded by the City and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction’s Riverbank Program.

Learn more about the Black Swan Habitat project.

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