UPDATED ‘Guidelines for works in, and management of, Little Penguin habitat’

The coastal habitats on which Little Penguins are dependent year-round are under increasing pressure from a broad spectrum of threats. Councils, developers and community care groups may inadvertently impact these areas at times. The updated ‘Guidelines for working in, and management of Little Penguin habitat’ provide advice for minimising or mitigating these threats. The new […]

Friends of Lillico Penguins – Winter Working Bees

Wednesday the 15th May marked the beginning of the ‘Winter working bees’ for the Friends of Lillico penguin volunteers. After a successful season of guiding and welcoming hundreds of tourists to the platform, the group now works to ensure the vegetation and the viewing platform will be ready for the next season. Volunteers were busy […]

NW Tasmania Penguin-Guide Training 2021

Friends of Lillico Penguins

Volunteer Penguin Guides are needed for: Friends of Burnie Penguins Friends of Lillico Penguins If you are interested in Little Penguins and like to talk with people who are viewing penguins, we’d like to hear from you. Saturday 18 September 2021 Time: 9.00am registration for 9.30am start – 3pm (lunch provided) Venue: UTAS West Park […]

Looking after Lillico penguins

Wildcare’s Friends of Lillico Penguins (FOLP) assist the Parks and Wildlife Service by supervising visitors to the Penguin viewing platform at Lillico EVERY SINGLE NIGHT throughout the penguins’ breeding season. That’s from late September to early the following April! The volunteer guides interpret the wildlife through talks, question and answer sessions as well as recording […]

Your Penguin questions answered!

Friends of Lillico Penguins

Did you know that parent penguins carry food back to their chicks in their gut, because if it was in their beak they would lose their balance? And that the divorce rate amongst penguin couples is 18-50% and faithful pairs produce up to three times as many chicks as birds that don’t stay together? Apart […]

Lillico Working Bee

On the 27th of April – Members from Friends of Lillico penguins held one of their working bees to help keep the area around the platform penguin ready.     If you would like to learn more about joining in on a working bee or to show your interest in guiding over the summer season […]

Getting ready for the new season

Friends of Lillico Penguins held one of the several Working Bees they have during the winter period, on Saturday July 21st. This is to ensure that everything is ready for their upcoming guiding season.             Fortunately, it was a lovely sunny winters day with weeding and burrows being the main […]

Lillico Penguin Platform birthday celebrations

Friends of Lillico Penguins

   The penguin viewing platform at the eastern end of the Lillico Conservation Area has hosted many thousands of visitors over the past 21 years.  For many years, and well before the permanent old viewing platform was built in 1996, dedicated Friends of Lillico volunteers have mounted a nightly vigil to await the return of […]