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Volunteers help our plovers recover

"BIRDLIFE Australia has thanked local people for helping the vulnerable hooded plover have a successful breeding season so far this year in the south-west.

Birdlife Australia’s hooded plover project officer Grainne Maguire said more than 30 volunteers had maintained protection around the birds’ nest sites on south-west beaches to give chicks the chance to live beyond infancy.

Ms Maguire said the good breeding season for the birds in western Victoria was sustaining the Victorian population because breeding outcomes in eastern Victoria this season had been “terrible”."

Read more on the website of The Standard (Warrnambool)

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