Right now over 5 million shorebirds (some of them from our own Botany Bay!) are migrating from Australia to breed in the Arctic - for some that’s the equivalent of completing 309 consecutive marathons with only one or two drink stops along the way.
Rockdale Council is helping BirdLife Australia celebrate this amazing annual migratory shorebird event, Farewell Shorebirds by holding a bird watching breakfast at Scott Park Sana Souci. Members from Australasian Wader Studies Group and National Parks and Wildlife will be on hand to tell you all about these amazing birds.
But don't just come to the breakfast, join BirdLife Australia's Farewell Shorebirds challenge! To find out more head to the website and go into the draw to win some incredible prizes.
We'll be meeting on the beach front across from Scott Park, Sans Souci under the shelter nearest Napoleon St. While we'll have a couple of scopes set up for viewing, you will have a much better experience if you can bring your own set of binoculars. You should also bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Coffee, tea and a snack will be provided.
The 303 Bus stops right at the corner of Napoleon and Riverside Drive.
In the event of bad weather you will be sent an email 24hrs beforehand advising if the event is to be cancelled.