Coastal management for shorebirds in Tasmania: 3 case studies

Dr Eric Woehler

1Birdlife Tasmania, , Australia


Tasmania is a refuge for many species of Australia’s beach-nesting birds. With significant proportions of several species, conservation based on science-based management of coastal areas is critical. Three case studies are presented here where survey data of breeding beach-nesting birds were used for local to regional coastal management strategies. These case studies deal with 4WDs, dogs and business and community clean up efforts for marine debris and invasive weeds.


Eric Woehler has been working on Tasmania’s shorebirds for almost 40 years.