Wildlife and activity near Western Treatment Plant

Curlew sandpiper. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Calidris ferruginea
Red-necked stint. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Calidris ruficollis
Sharp-tailed sandpiper. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Calidris acuminata
Striated fieldwren. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Calamanthus fuliginosus. At Western Treatment Plant
Golden-headed cisticola. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Cisticola exilis. At Western Treatment Plant
Superb fairy-wren. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Malurus cyaneus. At Western Treatment Plant
Vanellus miles: masked lapwing
Masked lapwing. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Vanellus miles. At Western Treatment Plant
Charadrius ruficapillus: red-capped plover, juvenile
Red-capped plover, juvenile. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
Charadrius ruficapillus. At Western Treatment Plant
Red-necked stints. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Calidris ruficollis. At Werribee
Little raven. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Corvus mellori. At the Western Treatment Plant
Black-winged stilt. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Himantopus himantopus. At the Western Treatment Plant
Whiskered tern. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Chlidonias hybridus. At the Western Treatment Plant
Pink-eared duck. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Malacorhynchus membranaceus. At the Western Treatment Plant
Black kite. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Milvus migrans. At the Western Treatment Plant
Calamanthus fuliginosus: striated fieldwren
Striated fieldwren. Image credit - David Paul, Museums Victoria
Calamanthus fuliginosus. At the Western Treatment Plant
Marine snails. Image credit - Julian Finn, Museums Victoria

Our natural environment is a treasure trove. Protecting  and restoring our bays, shores and the marine environment delivers a wealth of economic, social and cultural benefits. By translating nature‚Äôs benefits into a common language that allows for a dollar value to be placed on our ecosystems can transform the way policy makers, and the community, account for the environment.