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Recreating migratory bird saltmarsh in industrial Sydney

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Imagine flying 11,000 km non stop from Alaska, only to find your home and usual mud flat food buffet replaced by buildings, boats and ports.

Bar-tailed Godwits travel over 11,000km non-stop, from Alaska to New Zealand and Australia. Source: map-godwit-migration1.jpg (632×513) (animalnav.org)

It is little wonder migratory birds, like the Bar-tailed Godwit, have declined up to 90% in recent years. But there are projects to restore habitat in urban landscapes. Tim and Chon talk with Geraldene Dalby-Ball who has returned contaminated lands adjacent to Sydney airport, to valuable habitat.

Restored saltmarsh amongst industrial Sydney, near airport and shipping terminals




About the restoration project

Dragonfly Environmental Port Botany-Penrhyn Estuary – Dragonfly Environmental

East Asian-Australasian Flyway

The Flyway – Eaaflyway