‘Wings on King’ Spring Surveys 25-28th October
Wings on King aims to monitor bird populations on King Island with the help of enthusiastic birders. Despite the unique bird life on King Island, little is known about species' movements and populations.
Organised surveys are being undertaken at 50 sites across the island, including on private land. As the Island has a small number of human inhabitants (~1600 people), we need help to undertake the surveys.
Spring is the best time of year to visit King Island! Welcome the return of migratory shorebirds including Ruddy Turnstone, Red-necked Stint and Latham’s Snipe. You can also enjoy the magnificent spring wild flowers, and learn how to grow them during our Sunday workshop. We have an exciting agenda planned.
Thursday 25th Afternoon - Workshop: 'Birding for Beginners' (with Kate Ravich)
Thursday 25th evening - Welcome: team formation and orientation
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th - all day surveying - or as much as you like
Saturday evening - Dinner and guest speaker (Dr Jenny Lau and Lindall Kidd from BirdLife Australia)
Sunday 28th morning – Workshop: ‘Enhance your Patch and Enrich Your Life: adding natural value to your garden or farm for birds, beauty and abundance’ with King Island horticulturalist, Carmen Holloway.
For more information on the agenda click here.
Photo - Phoques Bay King Island by Fiona Blandford