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Sanctuary Plans Aim to Relocate Little Corellas

 Little Corella Bird Sanctuary

Murray Bridge Council is going ahead with plans to establish a sanctuary for Little Corellas at Swanport.

Councillors voted in favour of the plan at a meeting last Tuesday, in a bid to draw pest corellas away from Sturt Reserve and other Murray River areas.

With help from private investors, the $250,000 plan will include the installation of Steel “trees” for the birds to perch on and other technologies that aim to encourage them to roost at a safe and suitable site away from residents, visitors, valuable trees and infrastructure.

Other attempts at culling numbers have not been successful in the past decade.

Chief Executive Officer at the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Michael Sedgman said Council is committed to a solution where people and wildlife can live together harmoniously while preventing the destructive impact of the birds in highly populated and vulnerable areas.

“Council is working with scientific experts in the field, including world-renowned bird ecology and biodiversity scientists, to prepare a sanctuary site and limit the impact of the birds on local biodiversity and infrastructure,” he said. 

Photo supplied RCMB