Pelicans at landfills

To: "Nick Murray" <>, <>
Subject: Pelicans at landfills
From: "Bob Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:24:41 +1100
Hi Nick
Here in Mildura, North-West Victoria, there is a permanent wetland, fed by stormwater runoff, adjacent to the main landfill site.  The combination is irresistible to many species, with, in approximate descending order of density:
Silver Gulls
White Ibis
Pelicans (probably up to 50 or more at a time)
European Starlings
Pacific Black Ducks
Grey Teal
Black Kites
Whistling Kites
Straw-necked Ibis
Yellow-billed Spoonbills
Black-winged Stilts
Masked Lapwings
Clamourous Reed-warblers
Marsh Sandpipers
Spotted Crake
the first 4 above and the Kites and Magpies are seen to utilise the landfill, but others probably do.
The Pelicans spend all day in the area and I believe they roost and breed at the Sewerage farm about 2 kms away (they commute straight over our house)
Bob Cook
-----Original Message-----
From: [On Behalf Of Nick Murray
Sent: Monday, 22 November 2004 3:05 PM
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Pelicans at landfills

G’day All,


Up here in QLD we have more ibis than any other species feeding at our landfills. Lately, however, Pelican numbers at landfills seem to be increasing. Has anyone else noticed the same thing around Australia? Also, does anyone know of any Pelican breeding or roosting sites around Ballina? I am interested in where these particular pelicans which are feeding at the landfill are going – a precursor to a possible colour marking study.






Nick Murray


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