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Hooded Plover (adult with juvenile chicks)
Hooded Plover (adult with juvenile chicks)

Draft Hooded Plover Action Plan

This engagement is complete

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018 to Thursday, 22 November 2018


The hooded plover (Thinornis cucullatus cucullatus), locally know as "Hoodies", is a vulnerable beach nesting bird that lives and breeds on the surf beaches within the City of Greater Geelong.

Since 2006, the City, under the guidance of BirdLife Australia, has implemented a range of actions to protect the local Hoodies and support their community of volunteers.

This Action Plan documents the objectives and actions the City is committed to in the local conservation of the hooded plover, it consolidates current actions and sets a framework to focus future activities to achieve the most good for this species.

We would now like to hear your feedback.

Comments will be open for a period of 6 weeks, until 22nd November 2018.

Key findings

The City received over 400 page views, 73 downloads and 13 comments on the draft Hooded Plover action plan.

From the responses the City is going to:

1) investigate the feasibility of a Shorebird Protection Zone around the Thompsons Creek estuary to reduce the disturbance by people and dogs.

2) Upgrade seasonal signage and install signs at new locations as required over the next 12 months.

We thank everyone who took the time to read the plan and provide such positive and constructive comments.