1 Feb 2024

Dotterel minders put in time for endangered shorebird

From Nights, 10:30 pm on 1 February 2024

It's been a tough breeding season for the Northern dotterel.

Emile Donovan talks to a couple of Hibiscus Coast dotterel minders, Forest & Bird's Jenny Hanwell and volunteer Derek, about why it's been so tough for the plucky plover and what's being done to help it. 

A dotterel sits on a grainy beach, atop a white speckled egg.

Dotterels lay their eggs in a small scratch in the sand, making them vulnerable to humans, predators, and natural disasters alike. Photo: Di Waring