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At BirdLife Australia we are dedicated to achieving outstanding conservation results for our native birds and their habitats. With our specialised knowledge and the commitment of an Australia-wide network of members, volunteers and supporters, we are creating a bright future for Australia’s birds. Look out for our new website from February 2012 at birdlife.org.au
Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary
'Helping today's birds survive tomorrow' indicates BOCA's commitment to habitat protection, expansion and enhancement.
The late Gordon Clarke, a grazier and keen birdwatcher of Linton, became aware of a decline in his local woodland bird community during the 1950's. He also realised that removal of the invasive introduced gorse would reduce the protection needed for many of the declining woodland species. He started to replace the invasive gorse with a wide range of Australian plants in the expectation that they would provide more suitable habitat for the woodland birds.
This revegetation program kept Gordon and his disciples busy for many years. Gordon's enthusiasm was infectious and the project grew with the involvement of many partners, more land acquisitions, and the appointment of a resident ranger.
Today Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary is managed by a Committee of Management appointed by BOCA and covers 535 hectares. BOCA and Trust for Nature each own part of the private land and the adjacent Crown Land has been designated as Flora and Fauna Reserve. Trust for Nature Conservation Covenants have been registered on the private land titles.
The map shows an approximate location. BOCA accepts no responsibility for the driving directions, which if selected will open in a new browser tab or window.
Listen to Paul Jacobson's recording of the Dawn Chorus.
Links to other items in Clarkesdale