Interactive Bird Walks
Thanks to the Byron Bird Buddies for providing these FREE interactive seabird/shorebird beach walks of the Belongil estuary.
Meeting point for both these walks will be at the Byron Bay Beach Resort - more details here soon.
Tour 1: Saturday 12 May 10 am - for children aged 8-14 years (with the low tide)
This is an interactive tour which would start off with bird identification and then proceed to identify all environmental ingredients for breeding, feeding and resting that seabirds and shorebirds need and how the Belongil Estuary provides that. From an underwater perspective it will focus on the tidal movements of stingrays and flathead into and out of the estuary. It will also highlight the needs of specific seabirds such as Little Terns and how important the estuary is to migratory seabirds.
Tour 2: Sunday 13 May 11 am - for adults (with the low or mid tide)
This tour will involve bird identification, key breeding and feeding cycles, migratory seabirds and shorebirds, conservation efforts, links between tidal flows and feeding patterns and how to photograph birds.