CALLING all bird lovers.
University of Ballarat environmental management student, Brendan Champness, is on the lookout for participants interested in taking part in groundbreaking bird behavioural studies.
The honours student is conducting a project to identify locations around Ballarat which highlight a direct link between native vegetation and native bird species.
The project aims to establish if there are any links between what value local residents place on birds in their neighbourhood and how this reflects their surrounding environment.
The new project comes on the back of a 2012 study which found decisions regarding vegetation influenced the birds found across urban Ballarat.
Anyone wishing to help Brendan by completing a short survey can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org