Drilling noise disrupts weekend bird survey

Julimar Conservation Park track closed for early morning weekend drilling.

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

WEEKEND drilling in Julimar Conservation Park has upset local volunteers conducting a birdlife survey to help identify rare and endangered species.

Volunteers were also upset last month that part of the Salvado Pilgrim Trail through the forest to New Norcia was closed.

The early Saturday morning disruption was reported to The Herald after volunteers complained that engine noise from heavy machinery had disrupted their efforts to monitor bird calls to identify local species.

Some forest access roads were also blocked off with tape.

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