Bird book highlights our species
THE FRASER Coast’s feathered friends have been celebrated in a book launched by the Burnett Mary Regional Group this week.
The book, which was funded through Federal Government’s Caring for our Country program, aims to increase the community’s awareness of shore birds.
It also includes information about where to find each species and their breeding and feeding habits.
Federal Minister for Tourism Martin Ferguson said the book promoted the unique natural values of the Great Sandy Biosphere.
“The Biosphere was accepted by UNESCO last year and gives international recognition of the unique environment of this region,” Mr Ferguson said.
“It also encourages people to live more sustainably and in harmony with the environment, including species of birds, other animals and plants.”
The Great Sandy region contains almost 50 per cent of Australia’s bird species.
The book is available at the Hervey Bay and Maryborough Visitor Information Centres.