Birds, people flock to Tolderal Game Reserve

Unusual visit: The Pectoral sandpiper is an uncommon visitor to Toderol Game Reserve and South Australia. Photo: C. Rogers

Unusual visit: The Pectoral sandpiper is an uncommon visitor to Toderol Game Reserve and South Australia. Photo: C. Rogers

MIgratory shorebirds are flocking to the Tolderol Game Reserve in great numbers during summer because of the watering regime of the park.

With fresh water from Lake Alexandrina, the wetlands provides a sanctuary for a range of species from around the country and the world.

People can enjoy a picnic to the reserve to watch the bird and animal life or they can visit the park on open days where they can get guided tours by people from organisations such as Birds SA.

Currently there are thousands of wader birds including bitterns and terns, with many species on the endangered list.

Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin wetland ecologist Kate Mason said there were experiences that allow people to enjoy the sanctuary.

“Wader bird numbers are expected to increase into January-February, which has been the peak month in previous years,” Ms Mason said.

For a list of workshops and activities held during Art in Parks visit the photo gallery at: http://nrm-together.com/art-in-parks-2017