Program: Wetland Birds

Bittern Project

The Bittern Project was launched in 2007 in response to concerns over the plight of the Australasian Bittern. This project aims to help ensure the species' long-term survival, as well as that of other species which inhabit the same freshwater wetlands.

Although little is known about the Australasian Bittern, we know that they are under threat. This project is working to find out more about the ecology and needs of these cryptic birds, which will provide clues about how to conserve them.

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Bittern Survey

Australia's bitterns are mysterious wetland birds, and some are under threat. Conduct a survey to help us to learn more about these intriguing birds.

Wetland Birds

This program focuses on the conservation of wetland and waterways and the birds they support.

Australasian Bittern

The Australasian Bittern lives in freshwater wetlands in dense beds of reeds and rushes, where their secretive nature makes them difficult to see.