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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Western Australian Seabird Rescue is a network of seabird and waterbird rescuers based in coastal south-western Australia. Our main areas of activity are Perth, Shoalwater, Mandurah and Albany. Every year we rescue and rehabilitate hundreds of waterbirds such as herons, swans and ducks, and a huge variety of seabirds including pelicans, cormorants, shearwaters, penguins and albatrosses. Most of the coastal seabirds like pelicans and cormorants we deal with are entangled in fishing line and hooks. The paralysing disease Botulism is common in ducks and pelicans. Big winter storms blow pelagic seabirds such as albatrosses, gannets and giant petrels onto our beaches, while juvenile shearwaters leaving their burrows may be drawn to coastal lighting and crash-land. Penguins coming ashore to moult are brought into care if they are at risk from dogs and foxes.

We have techniques to rescue birds that are injured or entangled but are still able to fly.

WASR Volunteers Albany

OUR CORE OBJECTIVES

RESCUE AND REHABILITATE

1. To rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned seabirds and waterbirds

RAISE AWARENESS

2. To educate the public including recreational anglers about the threats faced by seabirds and ways we can all help in their conservation.

WORK TOGETHER

3. To work together with wildlife rehabilitation organisations in WA and around Australia to promote seabird conservation.

OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2020-21)

Fiona O'Sullivan

Fiona O’Sullivan

President

Sarah Grimwood

Secretary
Lea Scaddan

Lea Scaddan

Treasurer
Halina

Halina Burmej

Volunteer Manager
Linda Oates

Linda Oates

General Member
Carol Biddulph

Carol Biddulph

General Member

Ellaine Hislop

General Member

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