||On this page we try to keep you up to date with the latest
happenings on site, as well as keeping you informed about what's
happened in the past. Some of the material is already
available for downloading as .pdf files if you wish. Other
material will be coming available in the near future.
Upcoming events and planting days
Upcoming Kooragang Planting Days
Join the regular Koora Gang volunteers on the third Sunday of each month as they continue their regeneration
efforts, extending the remnants of rainforest and riparian vegetation that once flourished on non-tidal areas of Ash Island.
When the work is done, enjoy some morning tea or a BBQ lunch while reflecting on a good morning's work with fellow volunteers and staff.
Most planting days are held at Kooragang Wetlands on Ash Island - access is via the Ash Island Bridge off the Pacific Hwy at Hexham, then follow the signs to the Kooragang Wetlands Banner and planting registration table. To register your interest or confirm planting times and locations, contact Peggy Svoboda at the Kooragang Wetlands Office on 02 4964 9308. Dates are also listed on the CMA website.
A selected number of
past publications are available for downloading as .pdf files if you
Unusual bird sightings
First Yellow wagtail report of the season. Robert
MacDonald has reported seeing a Yellow Wagtail along Wagtail
Way, Ash Island on the 13th December, 2006. Wagtail Way is the the
only regular site for Yellow Wagtails in NSW, the birds have
been reported coming there since 1993, and annually since 1998.
1669 Red Knots were observed feeding vigorously on Milham
Ponds for about a week in October, 2006. This is the
largest number of Knots seen in the Hunter Estuary by the Hunter
Bird Observers in 20 years of records. This was exciting news
indeed. The sighting occurred only a matter of weeks after
mangrove seedlings had been removed from this area of saltmarsh
and mudflats for the very purpose of creating better habitat
for migratory shorebirds. The Knots certainly showed their