Did you know that upwards of eight million shorebirds, some as young as two months old, migrate to Australia each summer from their breeding grounds in the arctic circle of Siberia and Alaska? The Noosa River estuary sits directly along the East Asian Australasian Flyway and hosts numerous threatened migratory and resident shorebirds each year.
Enter the Flyosphere with Noosa Integrated Catchment Association and take a guided tour of the biodiverse-rich Noosa River estuary and islands to understand more about migratory and native shorebirds to Noosa.
Explore the Noosa River estuary and islands to learn more about these truly iconic and epic migrants as they rest and forage on our doorstep before commencing their long return migration.
The Noosa River represents a hotspot for shorebird biodiversity with almost half of all migratory species, including many threatened species spotted in Noosa each year. Witness numerous more resident shorebird and tern species and walk through their precious habitat.
Learn how you can support and conserve these incredible visitors simply by treading lightly and encouraging your family and friends to do the same while on holiday in Noosa.
Join us for a Tread Lightly experience with Noosa Integrated Catchment Association on your next visit!
30 November 2023
Enter the Flyosphere – SHOREBIRD CRUISE EXPERIENCE
Grab your binoculars and Enter the Flyosphere! Open your eyes to the truly fascinating migratory and resident shorebirds as they... Learn More
Grab your binoculars and admire the vulnerable Bar-tailed Godwit who has travelled the longest non-stop migration of over 11,000kms to rest and feed right here in Noosa. Don't blink or you might miss the Eurasian Whimbrel, the fastest migrant on the planet.