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Coastal Bird Atlas

The Coastal Bird Atlas database includes records for seabirds, migratory shorebirds and other bird species that occur on Queensland islands and coastal areas. These records date back as far as 1819. The atlas includes data from birds that have been captured, monitoring data for seabird colonies and observational data.

Mixed Waders at Thornside, Photo by Laurie Knight

Quick facts

A proforma
is available for contributing data to the Coastal Bird Atlas program. If you would like further information, or are interested in participating in the program, please contact us.

The data predominantly relates to the Great Barrier Reef islands, cays and reefs and the coastal waters, but data is also present from the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The incorporation of the atlas into the Department of Environment and Science's wildlife database (WildNet) and the Wetland Information Capture (WIC) data upload system was jointly funded by the Queensland Wetlands Program and the Fitzroy Basin Association.

The Queensland Wetlands Program will deliver Coastal Bird Atlas data in a range of formats, including through WIC, WetlandSummary and WetlandMaps.

Last updated: 22 March 2013

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