Working for Birds
Denmark Bird Group Inc
Supporting bird conservation, promoting local birds and conserving their habitats.
Terns, Shorebirds and ducks rest and feed at the mouth of the Wilson Inlet.
(Fairy Terns, Whiskered Terns, Crested Terns, Red-necked Stints and Grey Teal)
The Denmark Bird Group
The Denmark Bird Group is a community group based in Denmark on the beautiful South Coast of Western Australia. It is an advocate for birds in the region: proposing a bird sanctuary at the mouth of the Wilson Inlet; organising bird surveys; hosting educational and social events, and leading bird outings.
The Denmark Bird Group organises monthly Bird Outings, has monthly committee meetings. In addition it organises various events throughout the year such as talks on birds or topics related to birds
Bird Sanctuary at the Mouth of the Wilson Inlet
A Bird Sanctuary at the mouth of the Wilson Inlet was endorsed by the Shire in June 2022 and coming into effect on 14 July 2022. The Sanctuary covers the northern part of the Prawn Rock Island and the adjacent mud-flats. It is an important feeding, roosting and breeding area for shorebirds, waterbirds, seabirds and “bush” birds. A permanent fence has been installed across the Island. This will be followed by the installation of signage. It is hoped that a walk path and hide will be constructed in the future.
The wetlands are currently held in private hands, but an opportunity has arisen to purchase them and ensure that they remain a refuge for birds and other wildlife. There is also potential to improve the wetlands through management of Typha (Bulrush) and control of noxious weeds (Kikuyu, Blackberry, Arum Lily) and feral animals (Red Fox).
WICC has formed the Eungedup Wetlands Management Group comprising relevant experts across a range of organisations to manage the purchase of the property and advise on fundraising. The purchase price for the 103 hectares (254 acres) has been negotiated at $505,000, with an extended settlement term to the end of 2023. Any donation to ensure that this vital wetland remains a haven for not only Australasian Bitterns, but also for all of the wildlife that depend on it, would be greatly appreciated.
When the wetland is purchased it will be managed by WICC (Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee) with support from BirdLife Australia, Birdlife WA, Denmark Bird Group, Wetlands Conservation Society WA, Conservation Council of WA and Gondwana Link.
Monitoring of bird populations is an important part of understanding the threats to birds and their conservation needs. As such the DBG partakes in local, international and national bird surveys.
Raising awareness of local birds.
A number of articles have been written on local birds and published in the “Denmark Bulletin” for which the DBG is very grateful.
Galleries featuring birds found in the Denmark Region are available to help identify birds you have seen or would like to see!
Birding Sites around Denmark
Some suggestions on where to find birds around Denmark
Whilst all care has been taken to make the Bird site descriptions and other information on this website as accurate as possible, use of any of the information is entirely at the user’s risk. Denmark Bird Group Inc accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury, damage, mishap or inconvenience sustained by anyone using the information contained within this website. Personal safety is the responsibility of each user. You must exercise your own independent judgment as to whether the locations suggested on this site are safe for you in the context of your fitness, training, skills and experience.
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