Save the date – Dog’s breakfasts for Hoodie Protection

The Friends of the Hooded Plover Surf Coast are holding four “dog’s breakfasts” to help spread the word about Hooded Plover protections on the Surf Coast.

Supported by representatives from Coastcare, Park Victoria, Birdlife Australia and the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, the events are open to anyone who would like to learn more about efforts to protect the threatened Hooded Plover.

The Hooded Plover (aka ‘Hoodie’) is a little Aussie shorebird that faces many threats to its survival, including the disturbance of its beach nests by dogs and people. In Victoria, Hooded Plovers are classed as a vulnerable species.

Friends of the Hooded Plover, Surf Coast’s Sue Guinness said the four FREE breakfasts were funded through the Victorian Government’s Coastcare Grants.

“Come along to a FREE breakfast, learn about the threatened Hooded Plover, responsible dog walking, and how you can help the local Hoodies breeding on our beaches,” said Ms Guinness.  “There will be give-aways for all – even the dog!”

Events will be held at:

  • Urquhart Bluff, Aireys Inlet 6 January 8.00 – 10.00
  • Fishermans Beach, Torquay 9 January 7.00 – 9.00
  • Point Roadknight Back Beach at  11 January 7.00 – 9.00
  • Inlet Beach, Airey Inlet 13 January – 7.00 -9.00

Want to get more actively involved? The Friends of the Hooded Plover Surf Coast are looking for more volunteers.  To volunteer, contact Birdlife Australia at:

Shorebird Protection Zone Trial

There is currently a Shorebird Protection Zone Trial at Point Impossible.  For further information and to provide feedback visit the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee at

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