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Resources & Further Reading

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

The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre 

The Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Knowledge and Research Project

Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO)


Resources: Waterbird Theme

A quick overview of the current progress of the project.

MDB EWKR Project Waterbird Theme Factsheet #7, December 2016



A comprehensive review of the current literature available on waterbird responses to flows and flooding in Australia. Prepared for the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre as part of the Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project (MDB EWKR).

Waterbird responses to flooding, stressors and threats (McGinness 2016)



Published Media: Waterbird Theme

An article contributed to Wetlands Australia Magazine, about our pilot study in the 2015-2016 summer breeding season.

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



An article we contributed to the Australian River Restoration Centre online blog, outlining the aims of the project.

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


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)