THE PLIGHT OF THE PELICANS…
Presented by: Julie Dunn, Founder of Australian Seabird Rescue South Coast
When: SUNDAY, 23 MARCH 2014
Time: Registration 9.15am Workshop 9.30am – 3.30pm
Where: Port Kembla Sailing Club, Northcliff Dr, Berkeley (near Berkeley Boat ramp)
Topics covered include:
- Understanding pelicans, recognising/locating injured pelicans, handling, andfirst-aid
- Capture techniques for pelicans that can still fly (and any bird that can be lured)
- Seabird handling and first-aid; and rehabilitation issues for pelicans and seabirds
Note: There will be a field session where you will be in contact with birds
Pelicans and other seabirds are frequently injured by accidental hooking. The hooks do not simply rust away, and fishing line can sever limbs and wings.
If left unattended, these injuries can cause infection, gangrene/loss of limbs and a slow, painful death.
If you’d like to learn how to rescue these beautiful birds and become a member of Australian Seabird Rescue, or learn more about pelicans and other seabirds in general come along.
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL COST:
$30.00 Non members $25 new members – Includes tea/coffee & comprehensive manual (BYO or Purchase your own lunch)
TO REGISTER Phone: Kirsten on 0400121775 or the ASR South Coast Hotline on: 0431282238 orEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org