ABN: 33 691 966 115 Registration number: A0058743D

Gunbower Island turtle nest protection project.

  • 15 Apr 2013
  • 12:00
  • 28 Apr 2013
  • 14:00
  • Gunbower Island


  • Members of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria.
  • A small numbers spaces available for non-members, if accommodation is required a charge apply.

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With any luck we will be on site for the nesting of the Broad-shelled turtles,Chelodina expansa, they nest during March and April.

We will be checking out known nesting sites and searching to identify previously unknown sites.

This will involve visiting farms and bushland and doing a lot of walking.

There will also be a student doing radio tracking of turtles we hope to be assisting with this exciting work.


Our accommodation will be at Cockatoo Island farm, see map below, a working farm where we have found many nests in the past.

There is a limited numbers of beds so you may need to supply your own bed and you will need to supply your own bedding. This is not a property that is normally rented and whilst very nice is not set up for people to stay. 

We normally share food and cooking duties, so bring or buy what you would like to eat and be ready to work together at meal times. 


We will also be working with the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA) indigenous wetlands crews.


You do not need to commit to the whole time we are there you are welcome to come for anything from a single day, weekend what ever time you can give will be most appreciated.

Follow the red line from Gunbower to the farm, don't forget if the gates closed, close it after you use it.

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