Friends of Orford Bird Sanctuary

Photos from the Orford Bird Sanctuary


Most of the photos on display here have been taken from outside the fence at the Orford Bird Sanctuary and we ask all visitors / photographers to stay outside the fenced area and not to disturb the birds. The high quality, close-up photos have been taken with high magnification, zoom lense cameras.

See BirdLife Australia Ethical Birdwatching Guidelines
See NRM South, Tas Ethical Nature Photography in Tasmania

Dr Eric Woehler, Convenor of Birdlife Tasmania, seabird and shorebird expert, regularly monitors the breeding activity at the sanctuary and in doing so is occassionally able to take some photos of eggs, chicks and birds on nest without creating any additional undue stress to the birds. He takes photos of this nature for education and information purposes. His vast experience and knowledge make him one of the few people who can enter the breeding area for monitoring purposes without causing undue distress to the birds.


Photos by Elaine McDonald

www.elainemcdonald.id.au

Caspian Tern
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Fairy Tern
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Fairy Tern with fish
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Fairy Terns
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Hooded Plovers
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Hooded Plover - January 2020
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Hooded Plovers - January 2020
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Pacific Gulls - juveniles
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Australian Pelican
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Australian Pelican - October 2018
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Australian Pelican - December 2020
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Pied Oystercatcher chick
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Pied Oystercatcher adult and chick - Jan 2021
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Pied Oystercatchers - December 2020
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Red-capped Plover chick
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Red-capped Plover chick - January 2018
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Red-capped Plover - male - 2020
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Red-capped Plover - 2020
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Red-necked Stint - February 2020
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Red-necked Stints
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White Faced Heron - December 2012
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White Fronted Chat -Female - December 2020
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Orford Bird Sanctuary - December 2012
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Photos by Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania

Photo © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy and Crested Terns flying off the bags in response to a boat with fishers entering the channel. The boat's wake can be seen in the water.
Photo © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Adult fairy tern departing after feeding its chick a large fish - the chick is immediately under the flying adult with the fish in its bill.
Photo © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Two adults and six chicks/juveniles on foreshore. One fledged juvenile can be seen flying.
Little Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Fairy Tern © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
Australian Pelican © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Black-faced Cormorant © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Black-faced Cormorant © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Crested Terns © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Crested Terns © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Great Cormorant © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania click on photo to enlarge
Hooded Plovers © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Pied Oystercatcher chick © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Pied Oystercatchers adult and juvenile © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Red-capped Plover chick © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Red-capped Plover © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Red-necked Stint © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Red-necked Stints © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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White-faced Heron © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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White-faced Heron © Eric J Woehler, BirdLife Tasmania
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Community Photos


Photos by Gary Whisson

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More community photos

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Pelicans 02/02/2021
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Red-capped Plover 27/01/2021
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Pied Oyster Catcher and chicks 28/11/2020
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4 Pelicans resting on a log
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Pelicans in flight
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Pelicans in flight
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