Looking after Straddie’s Shorebirds – we all have a role to play
|Vehicles driven over Home Beach to the detriment of shore birds and their habitat|
- Keep dogs and cats under control and well away from shorebirds. Every time shorebirds are forced to take flight, they burn vital energy.
- Avoid driving or operating all forms of vehicles, vessels and recreational devices near shorebirds. Use 4 wheel drive vehicles only where permitted and drive close to the water’s edge to avoid crushing nests. Don't drive along the beach at high tide or above the high-water mark - especially between September and March in the summer breeding season.
- If fishing from a sandbar, choose the opposite end to where the birds are gathered.
- Feral animals can kill shorebirds —report any sightings of foxes and other feral animals to Redland City Council.
- Consider how our actions may disturb shorebirds. This can include where we set up camp or whether we stroll through a roost site at high tide. We should keep our distance from shorebirds.
- At home, try to minimise water wastage and be conscious of what chemicals we empty down the drain.