The critically endangered Hooded Plover is nesting right here on Bingie Beach!
These beach nesting birds lay their eggs right on the sand, so they’re extremely vulnerable to disturbance by beach goers, unleashed pets and vehicles.
NPWS has some surveillance in place and has erected a fence around the nest for the 4 to 5 week breeding season. They’ve also engaged a professional shooter who got a fox last night.
We ask that you don’t go up to the fence, the birds will leave the nest.
They’re very sensitive and as soon as people go past the rocks the birds are are leaving the nest which leaves the eggs vulnerable.
Local volunteer Amanda Marsh is monitoring our “Hoodies” and helping educate visitors.
The best place to view the nest is with your binoculars from the seat at the top of the walking track.
We can all help save these birds from extinction by heeding the signs, making sure dogs are leashed on beaches and sticking to the wet sand - giving the birds plenty of space.
Click here to watch the video on ABC South East NSW facebook page.
Click here to go to the New York Times article.
Saturday 19 September
10:00 am to 1:00pm
Bingie Fire Shed
Bingie Rural Fire Brigade invites you to come and talk with us about the bush fire risk in the coming fire season during our annual Get Ready event.
Due to Covid 19 regulations we will be running things a little differently this year as only 20 people (including RFS personnel) can be onsite at any time. You will see a few changes from previous years such as:
We cannot offer a sausage sizzle or invite participants to bring refreshments.
This will be more of a “drop in” event than in previous years. We will encourage you to visit with us and collect information material any time from 1000 to 1300 on the 19th, but we request that you stay no more than 10-15 minutes to allow other residents a chance to visit.
We encourage you to submit questions prior to the day via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post these questions and our responses to them on Bingie Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BingieRuralFireBrigade/
Bingie Rural Fire Brigade volunteers will be available to address any questions you may have but we will not be making an introductory presentation as has been done in previous years. We will include questions asked at the event and RFS’ responses in our Facebook list.
See you on the 19th!.
Bingie Residents Association