Greetings Backyard Birders, While spending most of our time at home can be frustrating, it also gives us a great opportunity to be #BirdingAtHome. As we head into the long weekend we wanted to let you all know of a couple of opportunities we have for you to do just that!
We have just a few short weeks left for our Birds in Backyards Autumn Surveys. A huge thank you to those of you who have done your 20 min count already. With the recent fires AND the normal migration of many birds at this time of the year, there is likely to be some unusual visitors showing up in your space! If you do see something out of the ordinary, please flag it with us. There is a note section for each bird you record, so let us know there.
While spending most of our time at home can be frustrating, it also gives us a great opportunity to be #BirdingAtHome. Over the next few weeks, we invite you to take just 10 mins for yourself whenever you can. Get away from the TV and the news, make a cuppa and do a 10 min bird count at home. Share your list of birds using the tag #CuppawiththeBirds.Read more
Hello parents, carers and kids! Are you looking for at-home activities to keep everyone chirpy? Here at BirdLife we have lots of resources that are fun AND you can learn about amazing birds and places Read more
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We aim to provide a platform on the Bushcare Website showing previous videos featuring bushcare sites, volunteers, Bioblitz, community days, fauna and much more.
However, the exciting news is the Bushcare Team (and others in Council’s environmental team) are also preparing to front the camera themselves to produce a host of videos highlighting a range of ‘interesting’ and ‘how to’ segments – such as showing different weeding techniques, treating a variety of common or tricky weeds and a range of videos showcasing flora, fauna, bees, seed collection, biofilters, composting, biosecurity, bush backyards and so much more.
Find out all about the recent launch of “Turtle Island” in early March – a floating eco habitat designed to provide a safe nesting place for turtles, from leading turtle expert Dr Ricky Spencer (Western Sydney University).
Aussie Backyard Bird Count Celebrate National Bird Week by taking part in the biggest citizen science project to hit Aussie shores. Join thousands of people from across the country, heading out into their backyards, local parks or favourite open spaces to take part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count.
Come along to the Bushcare Picnic for Saturday 29th June — fun filled with awards, a snake display, kids activities, the Trad Band, and presenting ‘Bushcare’ the Musical. Plenty of food with wood fired pizzas, soups and sweets. RSVP below.
If required, there is a bus available to transport you to the picnic. Please contact Alison on 4780 5320 or email@example.com.
Enjoy the chorus of birds and find out who is making what noise with bird expert Carol Probets. We will review bird guides and apps too.
This is an outdoor event on a bush trail, walking over uneven ground and on hilly terrain. You will be on your feet for a few hours. Please be self sufficient with snacks, water and suitable clothing for a cool early morning walk. If you have binoculars please bring them.
Saturday 28th April, enjoy the early morning walk to see check what animals have moved around at night. Listen to the chorus of birds and find out what birds are making the calls.
This is an outdoor event on a bush trail, walking over uneven ground and on hilly terrain. You will be on your feet for a few hours. Please be self sufficient with snacks and water, and wear suitable clothing for a variety of weather conditions and as the sunrise. If you have binoculars please bring them.
Bookings Essential – Location details are provided in a confirmation letter a few days before the event. RSVP here or for further information contact Alison Steele on firstname.lastname@example.org or 4780 5320.