Calling all birdwatchers – experienced, beginning or just plain interested! Join Melbourne Water at the Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre to hear from two researchers about their biodiversity projects, followed by activities in the centre and at the bird hide.
The Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands are an important Ramsar-listed system that supports migratory shorebirds and other internationally important biodiversity, managed by Melbourne Water and cared for by the Friends of Edithvale Seaford Wetlands Inc.
- The Latham's Snipe Project is working to better understand the ecology and requirements of this migratory species that links Australia and Japan through its flight path as it chases summer. Surveys, geolocators and satellite tracking are some of the methods used to see how snipe use the landscape through the seasons and help to protect the wetlands important for this species
- RMIT's Aquatic Pollution Prevention Partnership is working with Melbourne Water to understand the risk of contaminants in environmentally sensitive areas, and are focusing on Seaford Wetlands to improve the effectiveness of aquatic pollution assessments. Find out how citizen scientists can help identify ecological impacts on important migratory shorebirds and inform actions in waterway management.
This is a free event, but spaces are limited so bookings are essential.
- 1.30–3.00pm: Researcher presentations
- 3.00–5.00pm: Melbourne Water activities in Education Centre, Friends of Edithvale Seaford Wetlands activities at the bird hide