What to do if you come across a hoodie chick on the beach

Recent posts online have highlighted a need to get more information out there about what to do and what not to do if you find a chick on the beach. Recently a well meaning beach visitor went as far as removing a hoodie chick from the beach on the belief that the chick appeared ‘helpless’. If anyone comes across a chick, leave it and carefully watch your footsteps (for other camouflaged chicks) and remove yourself from the area immediately. If someone has taken a chick into “care” the Birdlife Australia Beach Nesting Bird team have emergency protocols that they undertake to attempt to rectify the situation. The BNB team are always available to provide advice and assist:

http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/beach-nesting-birds/contact-us-bnb

The Facebook post below includes some further useful information:

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