Dataset: Flow-MER Waterbird Breeding Subsample


Description

Waterbird breeding nest surveys conducted in two Selected Areas of the CEWH’s Flow-MER program (the Murrumbidgee river system and Lachlan river system). Nest, egg and chick counts are made in a representative part of the wetland to characterise the colony and to estimate colony breeding success.

The CEWH’s Flow-MER program examines the contribution of Commonwealth environmental water to the environmental objectives of the Basin Plan 2012 (Basin Plan) and is assisting the CEWH to demonstrate environmental outcomes and adaptively manage the water holdings. Monitoring and evaluation is focused in seven Selected Areas: the Junction of the Warrego and Darling rivers, Gwydir river system, Lachlan river system, Murrumbidgee river system, Edward/Kolety-Wakool river system, Goulburn River and Lower Murray River.

This Flow-MER data set includes and extends the long-term data collected at the same sites during the Long Term Intervention Monitoring (LTIM) project (2014-2019).

###Acknowledgement

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and Flow-MER program acknowledge the First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waterways and skies of the Murray-Darling Basin. We respect their continuing connection to culture and Country, and we thank them for their knowledge and science and the values reflected in these data.

###Citation
CEWH Flow-MER (2023) Waterbird Breeding Subsample. Flow-MER Program. Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. Sourced from https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/flow-mer-waterbird-breeding-subsample on [date-sourced].

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