Black Shouldered Kites at Jerra

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Subject: Black Shouldered Kites at Jerra
From: Lori Gould <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 03:27:49 +0000

Hi Everyone,


You might know that we have two Black Shouldered Kites paired up and showing signs of nesting and breeding at Jerra Wetlands (mostly at the southern end of Kelly’s Swamp and the Billabong area). There has been some concern that people approaching the base of the trees they are uwing (to observe and / or take photos of the birds) may potentially cause disturbance to them. This is based on advice from two different Raptor experts, and as such the precautionary principle should apply. We would ask that people maintain a 50m distance from trees that are being used by the birds at all times, and in areas where the walking track passes close to these trees, that they do not linger in the area. Rangers will be keeping a closer eye on the birds and asking people to respect them, but if you see anything of concern please get in touch with me or Murray Aston (Michael Maconachie’s stand-in until he gets back on the 1st July). Murray will be erecting some signs along the walking track, and the bunting that is currently around one of the main trees (as a temporary short term measure) will be removed.


Your support is very much appreciated.


Thanks, Lori



Lori Gould

Program Manager

Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (Jerrabomberra Wetlands)


M: 0439030058

PO Box 58 Fyshwick ACT 2609



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