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.
Bingie Residents Association