We have tried on at least five occasions to see Hooded Plovers, alas, with no success. These tiny coastal birds face multiple threats in their native beach-front nesting habitats, including dogs, horseback riding, beach goers, and erosion, so we thought that we would never see them before they went extinct. However, with some recent excellent intel, we bucked that trend and finally found them at Point Roadknight near Anglesea along the Great Ocean Road.
After a pit stop along the remarkably quiet Camp Road in the Anglesea Hinterlands, where the highlights were (as usual) Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos and Gang-gang Cockatoos, we made our way back to the birding Mecca of the Western Treatment Plant.
We visit the ‘Poo Farm’ about six times a year and it just never disappoints. I’ve written many posts on our visits to the 100sq km refuge, so in this post, the photos will speak for themselves. Enjoy!