At the Beach
At the Beach human development puts stress on the spaces seabirds have to live and breed. Their lives are threatened by people, dogs and vehicles. Development of mudflats and swamps in Australia and on their route across Asia endangers the thousands of migrant birds that make the journey from the northern hemisphere to Australia each year.
Picture: This Little Tern has made a fine catch to share with its partner on their beach-side nest. They live and breed along Australia’s eastern, south-east and northern coastlines.