Glider monitoring at the Lake Hume (2016)

Our funded project has finished but with the help of some new “Friends”, the annual January monitoring was undertaken for the 4th consecutive year.  Thank you very much to “Rod’s gang”.

What did we do?

  • On the weekend of January 14th 2017, the 30 nest boxes along the Lake Hume foreshore between “The Pines” and Heyward’s Bridge were checked and the results recorded. As is often the case, after monitoring, the enthusiastic helpers then gathered at the beautiful Hume Dam Bar B Q area for sustenance and refreshments.

What did we find?

  • 19 gliders in 11 boxes, leaf nests observed in 7 other boxes,
  • That’s an increase of 4 gliders on last year, and gliders or nests, in 6 more boxes than 2015.


Box No 4:  14 Jan 2017                             Helpers – Rod’s gang

glider_box4 Rods_Helpers

Friends of the Lake Hume Gliders – Woolshed-Thurgoona Landcare Group


Contact Stuart  02 60 264 357