First Hoodie eggs for the season

The first Hooded Plover eggs of the season (pictured below) have been found on 13th Beach, between 40 and 42W. 

Our team quickly put signs up and roped off the area to give them the best chance of survival. 

Hooded Plovers are protective parents and will see you as a threat, which may disturb them from looking after the nest, so please don’t stay and play if we’ve indicated Hoodies are nesting.

We appreciate your help protecting these vulnerable birds.

Maintain a breeding population of Hooded Plover is a key outcome in the Barwon Coast Coastal and Marine Management Plan 2020-2025.

Find out more about plovers here.