Resources & Further Reading

Resources (2019-onwards): FLOW-MER (Monitoring Evaluation & Research Program)

Resources (2015-2019): Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Knowledge and Research Project (MDB EWKR)

Published reports & papers

  • McGinness, H., 2016. Waterbird responses to flooding, stressors and threats. A literature review prepared for the Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre as part of the Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project.
  • Final MDB EWKR Report for the project (2019): Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge
    and Research Project- Waterbird Theme Research Report
  • O’Brien, L., McGinness, H.M. Ibis and spoonbill chick growth and energy requirements: implications for wetland and water management. Wetlands Ecol Manage 27, 725–742 (2019).


Published Media: Waterbird Project

Monitoring waterbird recruitment to inform environmental flow management: A pilot study at Reed Beds wetland, Millewa Forest NSW, Wetlands Australia Magazine (Edition 29, 2017)

Colonial nesting waterbirds- where do they feed, breed and fly?, Australian River Restoration Centre, August 2016

  • An article for Rivers of Carbon, recounting the mysterious circumstances surrounding a missing straw-necked ibis adult and its missing satellite tracker.

The case of the missing ibis, a satellite tracker and some butcherbirds…, Rivers of Carbon, May 2017

  • Two articles featuring in RipRap magazine, outlining our discoveries from both our monitoring cameras on nests, and satellite tracked straw-necked ibis.

Feathering their nests, RipRap magazine, Edition 40, 2017

Waterbirds on the wing, RipRap magazine, Edition 40, 2017

  • Online ABC news article published during Bird Week 2017.

CSIRO seeks sightings of straw-necked ibis as backyard bird count kicks off , ABC Radio Sydney, October 2017

  • Online article and video on Rivers of Carbon about the three ibis species in Australia.

What? We have three different types of ibis in Australia? , Rivers of Carbon, April 2018

Australian Project using remote nest cameras and GPS satellite tracking to study Ibises and Spoonbills, IUCN Stork, Ibis & Spoonbill Specialist Group, April 2018


Further Reading

Links to BirdLife Australia…..

Royal spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Yellow-billed spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)

Straw-necked ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)

Australian white ibis (Threskiornis molucca)

Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Nankeen night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)

Brolga (Grus rubicunda)

Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

Intermediate egret (Ardea intermedia)

Eastern great egret (Ardea modesta)