Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and
World Turtle Day by going wildlife spotting on a Coffs Ambassadors Tour.
Five species of sea turtles - including the
iconic Green Sea Turtle - can be found in Coffs Coast waters and, occasionally,
some nest along the coastline.
On the Sea Turtles of the Solitary Islands
Tour on Saturday May 16 – World Turtle Day - you will learn how to spot turtles
and hear fascinating stories of these ancient creatures.
This is a 1.5 kilometre medium grade walk
at Look At Me Now Headland near Emerald Beach and is led by local Coffs
Ambassador tour guide Karla Gillies, who has hands-on experience of sea turtles
after working at Mon Repos Turtle Rookery in Queensland.
Coffs Harbour is also a nesting location
for many migratory birds, such as the Muttonbird, Little Tern and Sooty and
Pied Oystercatchers. On the ‘Birds of the Coffs Coast’ tour on Sunday, May 24,
you can learn more about the amazing journeys these migratory birds take each
year to visit our shores.
This tour is a three kilometre walk from
Moonee Creek estuary to Sapphire Beach and is led by Coffs Ambassador tour
guide and local ornithologist Pauline Andree.
“Coffs Harbour has incredibly rich
biodiversity, which means that it’s home to many Australian birds, animals and
plants,” said Enzo Accadia, Council’s Section Leader Community Programs.
“We are privileged to have an abundance of
animals living both on land and in the ocean, many of which are threatened species
and are no longer found in other areas of NSW. By coming on a Coffs Ambassadors
Tour, you can learn more about our special wildlife and, hopefully, get the
chance to see them in the wild.”
The FREE Coffs Ambassadors Tours are run
all year round and bookings are essential.
Book your free tour at www.coffsambassadors.com.au or by
phoning the Coffs Harbour Visitor Information Centre on 6648 4990.