WildEyre bird surveys
Staff and volunteers from the Nature Conservation Society of SA (NCSSA) have conducted bird surveys in the WildEyre region of Eyre Peninsula. Baseline information on birds was collected across four priority vegetation communities – Sheoak Grassy Woodland, Native Pine & Mallee Box woodland, Red Gum woodland and Coastal shrubland.
These communities have been identified as key ecological assets by the “Conservation Action Planning” process and will be targeted for restoration. 76 sites have been sampled for birds using repeated 2 hectare/ 20 minute surveys.
The birding highlight so far is undoubtedly a small group of Scarlet-chested Parrots (Neophema splendida) in coastal vegetation to the north of Streaky Bay.
Further bird and vegetation surveys are planned across the WildEyre landscape over the coming years with data used to detect local and landscape-scale changes brought about by restoration works.