As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Export port plan sparks fears for rare bird

There is concern a proposed port on the Eyre Peninsula could affect the breeding site of a rare bird.

Yesterday, IronClad Mining received state approval to develop a port at Lucky Bay near Cowell to export iron ore from its Wilcherry Hill mine near Kimba.
Conservationist and documentary maker Dan Monceaux says there is an important bird breeding site in the Franklin Harbour wetlands near the site's proposed ore stockpile.

"The population of white-bellied sea eagles is very small in South Australia, they're endangered, there's 70 to 80 state-wide and 79 per cent of that population breeds on offshore islands," he said.

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