We’re delighted to share this new paper, albeit about a sustainability trade-off in rice farming, where saving water undermines successful bittern breeding. It’s free to download on this link for 50 days:
We’re very pleased to announce this special event, where birdwatchers, farmers, scientists, wetland managers and all those that share a love for the iconic Australasian bittern will come together to advance its conservation. There will be presentations about wetland management and restoration, targeted environmental water delivery, bittern-friendly rice and the latest research and monitoring methods. There will also be a range of tours to the Riverina’s best bittern sites, where you are guaranteed to see this elusive bird. We’ve already secured some great speakers, so pencil in the dates and we’ll see you there! Thanks to Riverina Local Land Services and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program for making it all possible. To register your interest and sign up for updates, click here.
***Feb 1-4, 2022 in Leeton, NSW***