Compassionate Care and Love makes Australia a Safe Haven for Birds
Australia is an ornithologist’s delight as there is a countless number of beautiful spots in the country that hosts numerous chirpy and near-extinct birds. But, one must be responsible enough to watch these birds with care so that their natural habitat is not disturbed.
Each year, thousands of birds migrate from Papua New Guinea and make their nests in Australia during October to April. With mangroves, rainforests, beaches, swamps, and lakes, Australia is a haven for various species of birds.
Many tourists from various parts of Australia as well as from abroad, visit bird-watching spots during holidays to enjoy some captivating moments of nature.
Bird Watching – a Delight
Some near extinct birds, song birds, such as Superb Lyrebird, Willy Wagtail or robins, or the native species of flinches, yellow-crested cockatoos, and budgerigars regularly built nests and lay eggs in the country. Some well-known popular birds, such as emu also thrive in the national parks and forests in Australia.
However, with each passing years, the administration and nature lovers are wary about the numbers which come over to Australia. If their natural environment is damaged, the birds will not survive. New birds will shy away from flying to the country to breed.
Watching Birds with Care
Conservation and environmental groups have come up with suitable volunteering services as well as guidelines for the tourists so that birds regularly visit Australia each year while migrating from one location to another.
While on a bird-watching trip, ensure you:
Minimize the disturbance while trudging through the bird-watching areas
Pick rubbish and put them in the bins at home
Don’t make noise or create a commotion while watching birds Leave eggs in the bird nests itself
Follow fire regulation codes and codes for bird watching
Don’t remove bush rocks
Don’t pick flowers
Don’t encourage kids to run about and play in the bird watching zone
Volunteering for Conservation of Birds
Students in their Gap Year or in between sessions often get assigned to various volunteering projects on conservation of birds. If you want to travel and enjoy a satiating trip to the countryside or looking for an opportunity to work for nature, you can become a volunteer.
You will be required to work for bird conservation surveys or educate kids and holiday makers about how to help save natural habitat for the birds. Sometimes, energetic nature lovers are required to plant trees or create nesting areas to attract migratory birds. You can also pick weeds or junks that discourage birds from making their nests.
You will not only learn about various conservation programs but also see some lifetime glimpses of the avian species that thrive in Australia.
Helping Birds at Your Home
You can help in your own way by creating an area in the backyard of your home just for the birds. Make sure that other domestic animals don’t disturb the birds.
For instance, you can place honey-suckers for humming birds or nuts for parrots. Creating a comfortable garden with lush foliage can attract small birds.
Bird watching is fun no doubt. But unless done with care, you may not be able to see nature’s beautiful creatures in the years to come. So, volunteer for effective conservation programs and keep guidelines in mind when going on a holiday trip in Australia.