There are 46 migratory birds that visit the south west region, and 17 of these are threatened* (DBCA, 2018).
One Migratory birds visiting our region includes the “Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) which are the largest of all the world’s shorebirds, and call their call, a mournful ‘Cuuuurrlew’, ringing out beautifully across vast coastal wetlands. Their impressive bill, which is characteristic of the species, is used to probe the mud and dig up crabs, their main food source in Australia”1
Great Sand Plover. Photo: Kim Williams
*includes terrestrial, aquatic and marine birds.
DBCA., 2018. Threatened fauna GIS records. DBCA Threatened Species Branch [Accessed Mar. 2018].
1 Birdlife.org.au. Available at: http://www.birdlife.org.au [Accessed 13 Apr. 2018].