Dog’s Breakfast Friday 22 January 2016 8-10am
Bring your furry friends down to Moggs Creek Beach (near the river mouth) on Friday 22 January 2016 between 8-10am for a free breakfast for dogs and owners.
The morning, funded by BirdLife Australia in partnership with the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC), Parks Victoria and Friends of the Hooded Plover Surf Coast (FHPSC) aims to raise awareness about the threatened Hooded Plover and the importance of giving these beach-nesting birds some space, especially if you have a canine companion.
Free give-aways will be on offer throughout the morning for dogs and their owners.
BirdLife Australia Beach-nesting Birds Education Officer Meghan Cullen said the breakfast is a great way for organisations to engage and educate local beachgoers about the impact humans and dogs have on the Hooded Plovers.
“This free event aims to create awareness around the vulnerability of Hooded Plovers and the impacts dogs and people have on their survival,” she said.
GORCC Conservation Supervisor Georgie Beale said the breakfast was a fantastic opportunity for dog owners to learn about native wildlife whilst in a relaxed social atmosphere.
“The morning allows dog owners and their pets to have fun and socialise whilst learning about their impacts on local beaches.
“Hooded Plovers are easily frightened, and show increased signs of distress when dogs are off leashes around breeding zones.
“It is essential to educate dog owners about the importance of keeping dogs on leads near breeding zones and to walk near the water’s edge to give the hoodies the best chance of survival,” she said.
Bookings are not required and everyone is welcome. Dogs must be on a lead.
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