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I read a tweet about Tempe Birdos saying something like they were celebrating after the 110th bird species spotted at the Tempe Lands. How terrific is this.
Tempe Lands is a series of three ponds surrounded by walking tracks, trees & vegetation. The ponds collect storm water & filter it before it goes to the Alexandria Canal & then to the Cooks River.
Prior to a $17-million remediation by Marrickville Council that was completed in 2006, this area was a landfill tip. Now it is a thriving area of habitat & a very nice place to have a walk. I think it is the most natural green space we have in the former Marrickville municipality, so no wonder the birds come here. I also think it would be a nice surprise to anyone who has not visited this place before.
Tempe Lands is situated directly beside Tempe Recreation Reserve & can be accessed via South Street Tempe. It extends all the way to Smith Street Tempe.
The community group Tempe Birdos meet at the Tempe Lands every month to do a bird count survey. They have been meeting & counting birds since 2011. They welcome new members to join them on their bird surveys, which start at 8am. For more information Tempe Birdos can be contacted on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/TempeBirdos/
Congratulations Tempe Birdos. 110 bird species seen made me feel very happy.