Can you leave 50 metres of sandy beach undisturbed for 63 days? That is how long Hooded Plovers take to nest and rear their chicks.
It should be easy for us to leave them alone, but most people do not even notice the little birds running about on the sand, or trying to hide among washed-up patches of seaweed. That is why we need signs along our beaches to let people know about the Hooded Plovers and help them understand what the Hoodies need from us so they will not become extinct.
These signs show some examples of ways to inform people about the Hoodie.
Several schools in Victoria entered the 2011 ART EXTRAVAGANZA. They made their own signs of the beach and filled them with Hooded Plover facts, which you can also see above. Make a poster (sign) that would help the Hoodies survive on a busy popular beach.
Use the signs above and the text pages such as How to help
beach nesting birds to help you.
If you or your class would like to enter the 2012 bird art competition check out the ART EXTRAVAGANZA
page for details on how to enter.
Further InformationThis poster was created by Chris Purnell, Birds Australia team member.
Hooded Plover poster competition
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