Fascinating Flight of the Bar-tailed Godwit

City of Canada Bay is hosting an afternoon with Judy Harrington from Birdlife Australia to learn more about our resident migratory shorebird, the Bar-tailed Godwit!

Bar-tailed Godwits are the world record holders for non-stop flight — they have been recorded travelling 12,000km from the Arctic Circle to New Zealand in eight days, flying at an average of more than 50km/h without sleeping, eating or resting! In recent years the number of visits by the Godwits to our area have been steady decline. Birdlife Australia has also tracked a decline in other migratory shorebird species such as the Curlew Sandpiper and the Pacific Golden Plover. Some of the key threats to migratory shorebirds are off-leash dogs in breeding areas and litter and pollution in the river.

To celebrate Migratory Shorebird Day, we would like you to come along to Five Dock Library and learn more about these amazing creatures - what they look like, what they eat, where they roost and what we can do to protect them! There will also be fun activities to get involved in where you can display your migratory bird artwork at the library.

Register to attend or fo more information email Council's Sustainability Projects Officer or call 9911 6555.

Garfield Street Level 1/4-12
Five Dock, NSW 33° 52' 4.8864" S, 151° 7' 34.0788" E
Start date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 18:00
End date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 17:30