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A 1947 Research, Birds Across the Globe, and a Pelican Breeding in Lake Brewster | WBW S2 E18

Welcome to another episode of The Weekly Bird Wrap by Neil Hermes where I recap some of the most amazing stories and facts about birds across the nation and from all over the world! 🌍

If you missed the last episode, go ahead and click this page.

This week, I’m covering three amaze-wing stories for you.

 

A 1947 Research Project

Wytham Woods’ Great Tit study celebrates 75 years and reveals how spring has advanced a calendar month in that time.

On 27 April 1947, the first Great Tit egg of the year was counted in the University of Oxford’s ‘living laboratory’ at Wytham Woods.

It is the longest continuous study of an individually-marked animal population in the world. It plays a key role in scientists’ understanding of how populations change in response to the environment – particularly how they are coping with changing climates.

 

Birds Across the Globe

What is the status of birds across the globe? Are they increasing or decreasing? Let’s find out in this video.

 

Pelican Breeding in Lake Brewster

More than 30,000 pelicans have descended on a river system in New South Wales, in one of the largest breeding events recorded in Australia.  

A wet and wild summer across the state created the ideal conditions for the native species to breed at Lake Brewster, in the state’s Central West.

 

New Tour: Albatross Watching from Jervis Bay Tour

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Loved my bird tour content? Well, Nothing beats being there on the spot, watching the birds!

Meet nature’s most extraordinary seabirds up close – Welcome to the Albatross Watching from Jervis Bay Tour by Neil Hermes.

Saturday 13 August
Jervis Bay
$245 – Early bird special ends on 30 April! Book now before the price increase.

The waters off the south coast are a sea bird-watching paradise in the winter months, especially for many species of albatross. These magnificent birds come close to the coast at this time of the year after their summer breeding on Antarctic islands.

Come & join me for the best viewing opportunities for pelagic birds, whales, turtles, and dolphins.

Book now. Click here to find out more information.

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