Reece Pedler (movements and ecology of the banded stilt ) – a MAJOR bird breeding spectacle is underway in WA’s Goldfields region for the first time in almost 20 years

Banded tiltsThousands of banded stilts have abandoned wetlands around the WA coast and flocked to Lake Ballard, about 150km north of Kalgoorlie, after some areas of the vast and usually dry salt lake received an entire year’s rainfall in just a few days.

According to Reece Pedler, from Deakin University’s CIE, banded stilts somehow know it has rained and arrive within days.

Read all about it in the Herald Sun – “Goldfields deluge attracts thousands of breeding banded stilts”