Coffs Ambassador tour guide Karla Gillies conducts a Sea Turtles of the Solitary Islands Tour. Photo: Rob Cleary
Coffs Ambassador tour guide Karla Gillies conducts a Sea Turtles of the Solitary Islands Tour. Photo: Rob Cleary Rob Cleary / Seen Australia

Go turtle and bird-spotting with an expert

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 tomorrow's Sea Turtles of the Solitary Islands Tour, 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 online or by phoning the Coffs Harbour Visitor Information Centre on 6648 4990.
 



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