Bird-watchers boost NSW economy
Have you ever noticed a bird that just seemed out of place?
A recent sighting of a group of Aleutian Terns several hundred kilometres outside of their natural habitat has sparked a frenzy amongst bird watchers. Hundreds of bird watching enthusiasts swarmed on the small coastal town of Old Bar in northeast NSW hoping to get a glimpse of the bird. This tourism generated an estimated $200,000 for the local economy and has led to a study examining the effects of eco-tourism around vagrant birds.