South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program

The South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program was set up in 1999 by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to reduce the rate of decline of threatened shorebirds and recover populations by enhancing breeding success.

This long-term program monitors and protects shorebird nesting habitat across all coastal environments from Wollongong to the NSW/VIC border, regardless of land tenure and promotes collaboration between land management organisations. Strong partnerships have developed over time between NPWS and local councils, plus other state and government agencies, local environment groups and individual members of the community, including over 100 dedicated volunteers.

Our volunteers are pivotal to the success of the program. Shorebird volunteers help us monitor individual nesting sites and implement habitat protection measures, which are vital to the survival and recovery of threatened shorebirds.

Become a volunteer and help us protect threatened beach-nesting birds – email us to find out how.

The South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program was set up in 1999 by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to reduce the rate of decline of threatened shorebirds and recover populations by enhancing breeding success.

This long-term program monitors and protects shorebird nesting habitat across all coastal environments from Wollongong to the NSW/VIC border, regardless of land tenure and promotes collaboration between land management organisations. Strong partnerships have developed over time between NPWS and local councils, plus other state and government agencies, local environment groups and individual members of the community, including over 100 dedicated volunteers.

Our volunteers are pivotal to the success of the program. Shorebird volunteers help us monitor individual nesting sites and implement habitat protection measures, which are vital to the survival and recovery of threatened shorebirds.

Become a volunteer and help us protect threatened beach-nesting birds – email us to find out how.