Robbie the bittern and his 323-day journey

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Read “Robbie’s gone a roaming“, the Spring 2016 Australian Birdlife article detailing the full 323-day journey of the first ever Australasian Bittern to be satellite tracked.

Rice crops in the New South Wales Riverina support the largest known breeding population of the endangered Australasian Bittern. But where do they go after the rice is harvested? Matt Herring, Inka Veltheim and Andrew Silcocks shed some light on this mystery, thanks to crowd-funded satellite transmitters and a trailblazing bird. … Read on here.

Australasian Bittern known as Robbie just prior to release April 21st 2015. Photo: Matt Herring

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