Waterbirds in the Desert Uplands bioregion, central Queensland, 2008.
The project involves ground and aerial surveys of waterbirds using a suite of nationally/globally important but poorly known wetlands in the Desert Uplands bioregion of central Queensland. It was initiated following above average rainfall in catchments of the principal lakes in summer 2008. Emphasis is on documenting breeding activity, which has not been assessed in the past.
The principal wetlands are Lake Galilee, Lake Buchanan and Cauckingburra Swamp, all of which are listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia (see database of sites at http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/wetlands/search.pl?smode=DOIW ).
Funded by: the Australian Government and the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency.