Pelicans over Altona, Victoria

Subject: Pelicans over Altona, Victoria
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 08:13:03 +1000
Just a comment regarding Australian Pelican breeding in Victoria.  I have 
been compiling breeding information on the species for se Australia.

To date Pelicans have been reported breeding at 11 sites across the state. 
 French Island in Western Port Bay and Mud Islands in Port Phillip Bay are 
the closest Pelican breeding sites to Melbourne with the next nearest site 
at Lake Corangamite.  In recent years both the Corangamite and French 
Island sites have not recorded any nesting but Mud Islands have a near 
continuous record from the early 1980s.

In Victoria Pelicans appear to only regularly use 2 - 3 sites for breeding 
with some sites being used just once eg. Lake Hindmarsh in nw Victoria in 

Should anyone observe or suspect breeding by Pelicans, then this should be 
reported immediately to myself or the nearest office of the Department of 
Sustainability and Environment (136 186).


Martin O'Brien
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St. (PO Box 500),
East Melbourne  3002


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