There is a shortage of trained people on the Fraser Coast who can care for birds such as lorikeets.
There is a shortage of trained people on the Fraser Coast who can care for birds such as lorikeets. contributed

Call goes out for Fraser Coast carers to rescue birds

THE Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch is encouraging people who want to become carers to sign on for a bird rescue workshop this weekend.

The workshop follows a similar one the group held earlier this month for prospective carers of flying foxes.

Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast branch member Carol Bussey said birds such as lorikeets or channel bill cuckoos, for example, were often brought to wildlife carers.

"On the Fraser Coast, there is a real shortage of carers specialising in birds," Ms Bussey said.

"A training workshop in the rescue and rehabilitation of adult birds will be held this Saturday, July 27, at the Visitor Information Centre in Hervey Bay."

As part of the workshop, Claire Smith, a wild bird care trainer registered with Wildcare, will be in town for the event.

The cost of the course is $15, which includes a CD.

Phone Ms Bussey on 4129 5979 if you would like to attend.



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