Birds on Farms: Yarra to Yea
Next date: Saturday, 28 October 2023 | 11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Join Caroline Wilson, Woodland Bird Project Coordinator and Darcy Creece, Birds on Farms Project Officer from Birdlife Australia to hear all about Birds on Farms.
BirdLife Australia’s ‘Birds on Farms: 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.
The workshop will give an introduction to the ‘Birds on Farms: 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 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
- Car pooling
Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground
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Saturday, 28 October 2023 | 11:00 AM
- 12:00 PM
Edendale Farm, 20 Gastons Road Eltham, Eltham, 3095, View map