Bird is the word for trekkers

Little Rush Lake Bird Watching leaders Ruth and John Luyer. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d405474
Little Rush Lake Bird Watching leaders Ruth and John Luyer. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d405474

John and Ruth Luyer have been bird watching for 15 years and will lead a trek around the lake.

More than 90 bird species have been spotted there and the Luyers are keen to protect their habitat.

‘Wetlands are an important part of the environment for the birds and other organisms,’ Mr Luyer said.

‘Communities have conflicting needs and to me nature conservation is an important one. We need to manage a significant number of wetlands for nature.’

The walk will take about two hours. John said it was common for people to come to talk about what they have seen on the walk, to photograph birds, learn to identify bird calls or just to mix with other bird watchers.

Meet at 8am near the playground on the western side of Little Rush Lake.