Results from collecting by citizen scientists in the South-east Coast (NSW)

  • Results from both the New South Wales and Victoria portions of the South-east Coast have been combined
  • 166 submissions where received
  • Samples were received from 22 species 
  • Samples received included feathers from the Australian wood duck, Australian white ibis, Australian pelican, and White-faced heron
  • Feathers grown in the South-east Coast basin were found at the Carpentaria Coast at the top of Australia, and in the Murray Darling and Lake Eyre Basins in central Australia 

Examples of feathers found in the South-east Coast (NSW) and analysis results

Wetland feather foundStateSpeciesDietBasin where bird came from
Goulburn WetlandsNSWAustralian white ibisInvertebratesMurray Darling Basin
Lake WollumboolaNSWPelicanPiscivoreMurray Darling Basin
Lake WollumboolaNSWEgretOmnivoreSouth Australian Gulf