PHCC DSS Toolbox – Shorebird Data Layers

Shorebirds informational data map screenshot:

Peel-Yalgorup Coastal Wetlands Waterbird Monitoring Report Card – Ramsar site 482

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Basic Navigation

Click on the “Shorebird Data” button on the right hand side of the screen, which will display the list of Shorebird Data Layers.

Click on the desired Shorebird Data Layer/s and press “Refresh Map” button on the top right hand side of the screen. You need to “Refresh Map” each time you select a different layer.

Click on the or buttons to zoom in or out on the map. Either click on a point or draw a rectangle to zoom in or out to.

Click on the button to zoom to the full extent of the map.

Click on the button to re-centre the map.

Click on the button, and then click on a location to display information about the chosen location. This information appears below the map. You need to scroll down to view.

Description of Layers

Roosting and Feeding Habitat
Displays a map shaded to show roosting and feeding habits.

Peel Shorebird Count Areas
Displays a map of Peel Shorebird Count Areas.
button will give perimeter / area data.

Shorebird Data by Area 2008-2011
Displays a map of Peel Yalgorup Shorebird Count Areas coloured / shaded to clearly show boundaries.
button will give count data for shorebird species for the selected area in a table below the map.

Shorebird Data Total Count 2008-2011
Displays a table showing the Total Shorebird Count Data for 2008-2011 for each species, and totals.
This layer may be selected simultaneously with the Shorebird Data by Area layer, and an area selected with the button, to display tables below the map showing both the total species count in that area and in the whole Peel Yalgorup Area for each year.

Peel Shorebird Area
Displays a map of the whole Peel Yalgorup Shorebird Area (not broken up into count areas).

Fairy Tern Conservation Project

Birders and decision makers from Perth metro, Bunbury and around the Peel-Yalgorup region gathered in Mandurah recently for a workshop and study tour of one of the region’s most significant resident shorebirds. In 2011, the Australian Fairy Tern was classified as threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The species is heavily impacted by human activities on the coast and, according to workshop co-ordinator Dr Nic Dunlop of the Conservation Council of WA, without intervention the Fairy Tern will eventually cease to be a breeding species in the Peel. the Total Shorebird Count Data for 2008-2011 for each species, and totals.  To view the YouTube video PHCC created of this project, click here:

To view the Fairy Tern Conservation Strategy, click here: