This morining I went to "What Bird Is That?", an event put on by the Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens and is in the NaturallyGC Holiday Program. We didn't walk that far and we saw so many bird species. Our group were delighted to see Royal Spoonbills, Buff-Banded Rails, Welcome Swallows and Little Black Cormorants just to name a few.
But the highlight was when we saw some rarely seen Latham's Snipe. These birds used to be shot in the thousands but luckly this is now banned. Their current threat is habitat loss and drainage of wetlands. This amazing bird migrates to Japan every year to mate. The males have an amazing aerial acrobatic display to get a mate.
The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens is an amazing day out! There is so much fauna and flora just waiting to be discovered. It is 31 hectares in size and there is always new gardens being added. If you would like to learn more click here.
Latham's Snipe Image:waders.org.au
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