Waterbirds on a small estuarine wetland – a six year study

Bird species and numbers on a small estuarine wetland in south-western Victoria were recorded for six years from 1990 to 1995 inclusive. Observations were made by telescope at least once daily and the maximum number of birds was recorded each half-month. Note was taken of the water level. Some seasonality and a preference for low to medium water levels was shown. This permanent wetland is important for its aesthetic value, as a foraging area and as a refuge in times of drought.

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