While anyone can help by reporting sightings of Hoodies, what the birds really need is help when they are breeding. There are lots of land managers, community groups and volunteers who can help Hoodie families survive with fencing around nests, signs, chick shelters and even wardens.

But we can’t do any of that unless we know exactly where and when Hoodies are breeding.


Click on the links below to find out about the tell-tale signs that hoodies might be breeding.

Does MyHoodie have eggs on the sand?


Are there chicks on the beach?

If you suspect a pair is nesting contact BirdLife Australia immediately, we’ll liaise with local land managers and experts to get appropriate protection in place.


*If you are not already a trained-up hoodie volunteer it’s really important you

contact the beach-nesting birds team before you start actively looking

for nests or chicks. We’ll show you how to do it safely.