Date(s) - 08/12/2017
11:00 pm - 12:30 am
GJ Walter Park
Redlands2030 and Birdlife Australia are holding an inaugural Welcome Back Shorebirds event to celebrate the safe return of thousands of migratory shorebirds to Moreton Bay over the past few months.
Each year the adult birds fly thousands of kilometres to breeding grounds in places such as Siberia and Alaska. Then they return to their feeding areas in the southern hemisphere, usually to the same place every year.
DATE: Saturday 9 December 2017
TIME: 9:00am to 10:30am
Access is via Shore Street East. The park has a playground, picnic facilities and toilets .
- Watching various shorebird species through high power birdwatching scopes
- Experts talking about the migratory shorebirds which feed in this area
- Discussion about threats to shorebirds including coastal development
- Wildlife protection – Marine Park, Ramsar site and plans for World Heritage Area listing
- Update on the Toondah Harbour project
Koalas as well
As well as birdlife, G.J. Walter Park and its surrounding streets are home to koalas. If you want to see these iconic creatures in the wild, this is one of the best locations in south east Queensland.
Breakfast with the shorebirds
We will have breakfast with the birds but we won’t be eating what they feed on.
We will have tea/coffee, sizzled sausages and buns.
To help with numbers for catering please RSVP to: