Bicton PS students’ posters to be put up at Point Walter Spit to inform public about nesting birds


Ethan Morley, Poppy Holder and Jun Kim. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476557
Ethan Morley, Poppy Holder and Jun Kim. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476557

POSTERS created by Bicton Primary School students will be installed at the Point Walter Spit this summer to ensure the public avoids nesting, resting and feeding birds.

The popular sandbar is an important site for a number of species all easily spooked by people enjoying the water.

Bicton PS principal Stephen Doherty said students jumped into action after an excursion to the area where they were informed about the danger posed to birds by humans and dogs.

“I’m very pleased students were able to identify a conservation problem and then come up with a solution and be able to put it in place,” he said.

A City of Melville spokeswoman said the posters were currently being turned into signs before are installed at the popular recreation spot.

She said it was one of a number of measures being used to limit the disturbance to birds.

People should avoid travelling close to birds, do not set up or carry kite or paddleboards near vegetation and report sick, injured or orphaned native birds to the Wildcare helpline on 9474 9055.

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