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Birds for Beginners - The weird and wonderful life of birds

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This exciting event in Ulladulla coincides with the start of Bird Week and will open the 2022 Bird Haven Festival.

After a 'test' of what you know about birds, you will hear from Dr Holly Parsons - Urban Birds Program Manager, BirdLife Australia

Holly’s research at the University of Wollongong looked at the impact of urbanisation on Superb Fairy-wrens. Since joining BirdLife Australia in 1999, she has worked on a range of ecological research projects, the ‘Birds in Backyards’ program and the annual ‘Aussie Bird Count’. She is passionate about environmental education, using birds as a way of communicating the importance of biodiversity to the broader community. 

Holly will help you with the skills that birdwatchers of all levels and ages need to identify the birds they see and tell you more about them, both the weird and the wonderful.

Afterwards you will go outside to do your first Aussie Bird Count, as part of BirdLife Australia’s annual bird survey. Some experienced local birdwatchers will be there if you need any help. Make sure you bring a pair of binoculars!

Bring your family and friends along too, if they want to learn more about the amazing birds we have on the NSW South Coast.

Tickets will not be available on the day, so you will need to register beforehand. 


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