Date(s) - 29/01/2023
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed Event

Local volunteers are ready to take part in the Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program for the Peel-Yalgorup System this summer. Scheduled on the 29th of January, twenty five teams will head out to various locations across the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Wetland to conduct field surveys on shorebirds.

The Australian Shorebird Monitoring program is the largest Citizen Science Program in Australia. This annual census aims to gain a better understanding of the populations of the nation’s shorebirds to inform their conservation and management.

The PYS monitoring is a huge collaborative effort, coordinated by PHCC in consultation with Birdlife WA, and involves approximately eighty dedicated volunteers who count across various locations around Peel-Yalgorup Wetland. Sites include; Goegrup Lake, Black Lake, the salt water lakes of the Yalgorup National Park, the freshwater lakes of Lake Mealup and Lake Mclarty and multiple sites around the Peel Inlet and the Harvey Estuary.

If you would like to know more about the program please email Sharon Meredith at

This citizen science effort contributes to BirdLife’s Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program and is supported by the PHCC through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Photograph courtesy of Bill Howard

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