10030: Bird survey of Faure Island wildlife sanctuary
Faure Island is located in the eastern gulf of Shark Bay at Disappointment Reach, about 20 km east of Monkey Mia.
The 5816-ha island is entirely surrounded by the Shark Bay Marine Park, which was entered on the World Heritage List in 1991.
The island is a key breeding area for seabirds and shorebirds. It has a regionally major pied cormorant rookery and is a feral predator-free refuge for a number of fauna species. However, the island lacks a suite of sedentary-habitat bird species, probably due to a history of pastoralism and predation by feral cats.
In collaboration with Birds Australia and with the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will include:
- a census of the island shorebirds
- a survey of pied cormorant rookeries
- investigation of the suitability of habitats for reintroducing birdlife.
|Investment:||$ 25 820|
|Delivery organisation:||Australian Wildlife Conservancy|
|Project duration:||July 2011 - July 2012|
|Location:||Faure Island, Shark Bay|