They have just completed their third survey for Autumn and incredibly they have now identified 98 species of birds in the project site area behind Silcock Street at Clontarf. Rita Larsen, team leader advised that with the high tide they were able to spot 13 species of waders (including over a 100 black-winged stilts using the saltmarsh and surrounding vegetation as a roosting site).
The group also spotted a number of raptor species (see images above) making it a very successful day for the group and the Green Army Team. The high level of biodiversity in the Hays Inlet wetland area underlies the importance of the need to conserve as much of our wetland areas around Hays Inlet and Deception Bay in order to support our wildlife and fisheries. The next survey (winter) will be conducted in August 2016.