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Australian bird habitats:
Sewage works

Description of habitat

Since at least part of the ponds in sewage works are usually lined with reeds and other plants, sewage works are quite similar to farm dams or even small lakes, only with lots more nutrients! Thereby, they attract lots of bird species as a source of drinking water, food resources (aquatic animals, insects, plants), shelter and even nesting places.

Parts of this list are an extract from information kindly provided by C. Hayne.

Bird species found in this type of habitat or plant

This is not necessarily a complete list. We display here some examples of bird species found by us in this kind of habitat or plant. Hover your cursor on thumbnails to see names of species; click on thumbnail to go to the page describing the species.


Example of a sewage pond (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

Example of a sewage pond (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

Near-lateral view of a Wood Sandpiper in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Leanyer Sewage Treatment Plant, Darwin, NT, in March 2013]

These pages are largely based on our own observations and those of our contributors. The structure of these bird pages is explained HERE. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.

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