The State of Australia’s Birds 2004
Water, wetlands and birds – Supplement to Wingspan, vol. 14, no. 4
Penny Olsen and Michael Weston
Birds Australia, December 2004
About the report
The State of Australia’s Birds reports present an overview of the status of Australia’s birds, the major threats they face and the conservation actions taken. This second report focuses on wetland birds. With the continuation of drought conditions over much of the country, exacerbating long-term damage to wetlands and other habitats, water issues are taking centre stage, but too often birds and the environment receive scant attention. Restoration of environmental flows to Australia’s stressed waterways and wetlands is essential. Wetlands and their birds need water.