Hooded plover count reveals rare bird boost on Yorke Peninsula

A survey of Yorke Peninsula's hooded plover population has found increased numbers of the endangered birds.

More than 230 of the rare birds were spotted during a survey of a 320 kilometre stretch of coastline where the birds nest.

Natural Resources community team leader, Deborah Furbank, said these numbers show a five year high in Yorke Peninsula's hooded plover population.

"Two years ago in the last survey we counted 212 birds, and two years prior to that we counted 156.

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