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Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary talk with Tony Flaherty, October 16

October 15, 2014|Posted in: Achievements, Coastal species, Shorebirds

This month’s Port Environment Forum is on Thursday the 16th at 7pm, at the Port Adelaide Town Hall (entry off Nile St). The topic will be the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, with guest speaker Dr Tony Flaherty (Coast and Marine Manager for the Adelaide region. Tony was recently announced as the recipient of the Conservation Council’s 2014 Unsung Hero Award.

This should be an excellent and informative talk about the closure of the saltfields north of Adelaide, their importance to the many thousands of migratory shorebirds that come here every year from Siberia and Alaska, and the government’s plans to convert the former saltfield ponds to wetlands for stormwater detention and final nutrient removal from treated effluent from Bolivar, and their inclusion in the bird sanctuary.

For some basic information on the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, see this state government brochure. Entry to the forum is open to any interested members of the public.

Established in 1976, the Marine Life Society of South Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to understanding, promoting and conserving South Australia’s marine biodiversity. Many of the articles found on this blog were originally published in the Society’s monthly newsletters or annual journals.

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