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Spring Bird Census 2017 results

17 Dec 2017

Results of the 14th Spring Bird Census at Sydney Olympic Park indicate an increase on 2016 data in the abundance and richness of bird species within the Park

The annual Spring Bird Census is the fundamental source of data for monitoring the environmental performance of birds within the Park.

Each Census is completed with thanks to the generous support of more than 40 volunteers from the Cumberland Bird Observers Club, with almost 4,200 records made last September, October and November.

While the Park is renowned for its rich resident bird population, this year’s Census results spotlight the Park’s importance on a regional scale as it provides refuge for birds displaced during dry periods of the year.

The purpose of Sydney Olympic Park Authority’s Census is to better understand changes in bird populations to adequately assess and develop long-term habitat management strategies such as planting shrubs for small woodland birds. 

The size of the Park and its diverse habitat attracts hundreds of birds ranging from permanent residents to migratory nomadic species. To-date, more than 200 native bird species have been recorded at Sydney Olympic Park spanning Superb Fairy wrens to White-bellied Sea-Eagles.