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Friends of Lee Point newsletter

Details:

Title

Friends of Lee Point newsletter

Other title

FLP newsletter

Creator

Friends of Lee Point

Editor

Redmond, Ian; Laidlaw, Gayle

Collection

Friends of Lee Point newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Friends of Lee Point newsletter

Date

2021-10-31

Location

Lee Point

Notes

This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; There are very few cities in the world that have a reserve like Lee Point on their doorstep. It makes Darwin a special place. -- Lee Point is enjoyed by families, nature lovers, mountain bike riders, birdwatchers, fishermen, campers, bush walkers and tourists. It offers unique recreation and tourismopportunities to promote Darwin and is one of Darwin’s most important natural assets. -- Lee Point is located 17 km from Darwin’s CBD on a five square kilometre peninsular which has helped conserve its natural beauty and biodiversity.

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory -- Lee Point; Nature conservation; Environment conservation areas; Periodicals

Publisher name

Friends of Lee Point

Place of publication

Lee Point

Series

Friends of Lee Point newsletter

Volume

Newsletter, October 2021

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Friends of Lee Point

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/848575

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/848576

Page content

FRIENDS OF LEE POINT 4 of 4 Welcome Back Shorebirds 4.30pm - 6.30pm Sunday 7th November at Lee Point Like to find out about more about the amazing migratory shorebirds that fly ~10,000km to Lee Point each year and watch the shorebirds through a scope? There will be activities for the kids and healthy snacks plus a guided nature walk. Event is hosted by Birdlife TopEnd, PLan and FLP. FREE event and all welcome, see upcoming events: www.saveleepoint.org.au Lee Point Trivia Q1. Australia has recorded 17 species of finches. How many species of finches have been recorded at Lee Point? Answers at end. A. 3 B. 5 C. 7 D.10 Masked Finch (Poephila personata) Status: Near Threatened under IUCN 3.1 Masked Finch near the Lee Point Caravan Park in Sept 2021 The Masked Finch feeds on grass seeds and likes to be near water. This finch is uncommon in the Darwin region; however, it has been regularly seen in parts of Lee Point. Lee Point dam and surrounds is a good place to see them and they have nested in this area. Until next time, enjoy Lee Point Answer Q1 C. The (7) recorded finches at Lee Point, commonest ones first are: Crimson, Double Barred, Chestnut Breasted Mannikan, Long Tailed and Masked Finch. The Yellow Rumped Mannikan and Gouldian Finches are much less common.


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