ASR Central Coast (Wyong)
Phone: 0438 862 676
Co-ordinator: Jo Bird
Area covered: Tuggerah Lake & Brisbane Water
With interest in our techniques growing, founders Lance Ferris and Marny Bonner were invited to conduct a workshop at The Entrance in 1994. After rescuing 8 injured pelicans on the one field day, the workshop resulted in the formation of a small team of people specialising in pelican and seabird rescue. The branch was formally launched on 21 October 2005 under the leadership of Cathy Gilmore. The focus continues to be mainly on pelicans, but also includes other waterbirds, seabirds and shorebirds. The Central Coast rehabilitation facility is centrally located at Tumbi Umbi, near Wyong.