Thanks to Low Isles Caretakers Wayne and Jenni and dedicated volunteers Andrew, Julie, Sophie and Harri, this month’s count went ahead as scheduled on 19 January despite windy wet conditions that weekend. The count total was 17,731.
The photo below was taken by Wayne and Jenni earlier in January. This is the sand cay where Low Isles monthly counts are conducted. Despite the idyllic appearance, counting is a challenging task as thousands of PIPs fly past to the adjacent mangrove cay known as Low Woody Island.