CancelledBirds on Farms: Rewilding Yarra to Yea

Due to forecasted Extreme fire danger rating for this Saturday 18th March, we've regretfully had to cancel Open Farm Day.


This Workshop is part of Nillumbik Council's Open Farm Day at Edendale

 As part of Open Farms Day at Edendale Farm, Caroline Wilson, Woodland Bird Project Coordinator and Will Mitchell, Birds on Farms Project Officer from Birdlife Australia will be presenting a talk on Birds on Farms.

BirdLife Australia’s ‘Birds on Farms: Rewilding Yarra to Yea’ project works with landowners to develop scientifically rigorous and fully-costed habitat plans, and use these to help leverage funds for on-ground restoration. These habitat plans will align with priority actions identified for threatened woodland birds and help to increase the quality, connectivity and resilience of woodland habitat on private rural properties and surrounds. These main project actions are accompanied by education, engagement, citizen science data collection (as part of the broader ‘Birds on Farms’ monitoring project) and training with local landholders and the wider rural community. 

Our workshop will give an introduction to the ‘Birds on Farms: Rewilding Yarra to Yea’ project, including the benefits of bird monitoring and how to get involved, offer advice and tips for providing habitat for birds on rural properties, a short tutorial on bird surveys and bird identification, followed by a ‘practice’ 20-minute 2-hectare bird survey at Edendale Farm. While we do have access to spare binoculars, we encourage participants to bring a pair if they have them.

The attached photo can be credited to Jennifer Carr.


Parking Info

Parking will be limited at Edendale so we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike (free voucher for 1 indigenous plant for every bike parked - enter from the rear entrance)
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground


If you have accessibility requirements please contact to discuss


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When (All dates cancelled)

  • Saturday, 18 March 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Edendale Farm, 20 Gastons Road Eltham, Eltham, 3095, View map

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