Bird Observers and Conservation Australia
On Sunday 16 March 2008 NUFG hosted a visit to Kamarooka by the Echuca and District branch of Bird Observers and Conservation Australia (BOCA), led by Keith Stockwell. The group was impressed by the transformation of the project site from a salt wasteland to a site with enhanced environmental values.
During their visit BOCA members observed Brown Falcons, Magpies, White-fronted Chats, Weebills, and Galahs despite the heatwave being experienced by north central Victoria at the time. Mal Brown provided an overview of the NUFG Kamarooka Project and Phil Dyson explained the cause of the salinity problem along with the groundwater and sap flow monitoring programs.
This was the first time that Mal and Phil had seen and heard such numerous Weebills on the site. Perhaps it takes a visit by a Bird Observers Group to bring such species to your attention!