The Wing Thing: Beach Birds
See the beach in a whole new Hoodie kind of way!
Hooded Plovers live on ocean beaches and where creeks and rivers run into the sea. These small creatures are great actors and very brave - tactics that have helped them survive through thousands of years. But Hoodies are having a hard time at the moment as our beaches have become increasingly crowded.
In The Wing Thing: Beach Birds learn about Hoodies and some of their amazing behaviors (did you know that adult Hoodies will lead predators, including birds of prey, dogs, and foxes, away from their young by pretending to have a broken wing?), other beach birds, and how you can look out for them.
We have a range of Hoodie Education Resources developed by The Gould League for Year Levels 3-8.
Birds that share the beaches with Hoodies
Hooded Plover poster competition
Hooded Plover habitat paintings competition
The Hooded Plover Comic strip competition
Hooded Plover facts
How to help beach nesting birds
Tips for making a short film
Join the art extravaganza
Stop animation photography competition
Story education resources
Education VELS Matrix