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20km of barriers, 31 underpasses and 1 bridge: getting ready for the great crab migration

This blog first appeared on the Christmas Island Tourism Association blog. It is reproduced with their kind permission.

 

It’s that time of year, when we await the pitter patter of little feet. About 400 million little feet in fact, as our resident population of 50 million red crabs start their annual migration to the sea to spawn.

There’s a lot of work to do to help them on their way safely, to divert them from traffic, which Parks Australia has already commenced. We spoke to Rob Muller – Chief Ranger, Christmas Island National Park, to find out more.

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From adorable to awesome – 10 Kakadu birds

Kakadu’s birdlife will blow you away. From colourful finches to majestic birds of prey, Kakadu is home to a third of Australia’s bird species.

Of the roughly 280 bird species that call Kakadu home we’ve selected 10 favourites.

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How to become a birder just in time for Kakadu’s Bird Week

I like the idea of bird watching. When I think about the cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets that make my neighbourhood home, I love how they fly and shred eucalypts in community, I think their plumage is magnificent, and they have so much character in their eyes. But how do I make the most of this? I know I need binoculars …

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Five favourite photos from Booderee

Booderee is one of the most photogenic places in Australia – and that’s up against some stiff competition!  Continue reading “Five favourite photos from Booderee”

The red crab migration in numbers

50 million  The number of red crabs on Christmas Island!

100,000 The eggs a single female can brood Continue reading “The red crab migration in numbers”

11 awesome animals in our World Heritage-listed national parks

(and not a kangaroo or koala in sight!)

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