Bird watching in Belfast Coastal Park


Bird watching in Belfast Coastal Park

Belfast Coastal Reserve is known for it's abundance of shore birds. Of note are Hooded Plovers, the smallest and other most vulnerable beach-nesting birds. Around 10% of this endangered bird’s population choose to nest in the same place year after year at Belfast Coastal Reserve.

20+ species of shoreline birds come through here including Red-capped Plovers and the rarer Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers calling to each other with their squeaky voices.

Birdlife Australia volunteers are active in the Reserve and join forces to erect fences and put up signs to protect Hooded Plover breeding territories. Contact BirdLife Australia to get involved.

Download the Belfast Coastal Reserve Hooded Plover Factsheet for more information about "Hoodies" in the reserve.

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