Tweed Estuary Shorebird Surveys

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  Tweed River Estuary Monthly Wader Surveys

  • Began, February 1994 at 9 sites from the mouth of the Tweed River to Duroby Creek and Terranora Broadwater
  • Currently, surveying 7 sites monthly   
  • Count data are sent to Queensland Wader Study Group
  • Have observed 91 species of which  30 are waders and the rest include raptors, heron/egrets, seabirds, etc
  • The Tweed  follows the Clarence and Richmond estuaries in species diversity and populations size 
  • Rohweder, D.A. 2007 found a decline in the number of migratory shorebirds 
  • Recommend restoration or replacement of degraded high tide roosts 
  • Recommend restrictions of vehicular access to important sites.

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