Every two years, BirdLife Australia’s Beach-nesting Bird team coordinates a national population count, with the primary aim of counting Hooded Plovers.
Hundreds of volunteers simultaneously survey thousands of kilometres of coastline on a given weekend in November. This provides the best possible estimate of how many Hoodies there are in eastern Australia.
Population Count Volunteers play an integral role in helping threatened beach-nesting birds by monitoring local populations and raising public awareness.
This count is a great way to help threatened beach-nesting birds, particularly if you are unable to commit to anything more regular or involved.
As a Beach-nesting Birds Population Count Volunteer, you will need:
This role doesn’t require a lot of training but you will need to complete a short, online induction. You may like to survey your local beach or put your hand up to travel further afield and survey a more remote section of the coast.
If you love birds and the beach, this is the volunteer opportunity for you! We welcome:
Coastal regions of Australia.
Our volunteers come from all backgrounds, ages and experiences – and they all help make a real difference for Australia’s most threatened birds.