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Bird activity project at Watchem Lake

Eagle-eyed residents will hone their bird-watching and bird-photography skills as part of a new Wimmera-Mallee wetland project.
Renowned bird expert Jonathan Starks and professional photographer Jenny Stephens are leading a bird-watching and photography session at Watchem Lake today as part of a launch of a north-east Wimmera and southern Mallee wetlands community monitoring program.
The Wimmera Catchment Management Authority project will monitor bird activity at wetlands that benefit from environmental water from the Wimmera- Mallee Pipeline. Researchers will use community survey results to help track the condition of wetlands and their response to environmental water.
Wimmera CMA chief executive David Brennan said since the pipeline project was completed, wetlands in the north-east Wimmera had become vital for providing surface water in areas where channel-fed dams used to proliferate.
“As part of our ongoing research into environmental flows, we would really appreciate any extra information from the community about what they see when they visit these wetlands,” he said. “This will help us greatly with long-term planning.”

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Posted on Apr 11 2018

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