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From The Ground Up: A Bird Week Exhibition

The Corner Gallery Percival Rd & Myrtle St, Stanmore

The captivating relationship between birds and trees is an intricate and mutually beneficial connection that exists between these two natural wonders. This bond showcases the profound interdependence and coexistence of birds and trees, underscoring the vital role that trees play in providing shelter, nesting sites, and food sources for a diverse array of bird species. Trees, ranging from ancient forests to intricate understory areas, act as crucial habitat providers. Birds, in turn, find solace and security among the branches, hollows, and foliage, using them as safe havens for nesting, roosting, and protection from predators.   Equally significant is the indispensable […]

The Aussie Bird Count with Sean Dooley

Beaumaris Library 96 Reserve Road, Beaumaris

Join us to celebrate Bird Week and the tenth year of the Aussie Bird Count, which runs from 16-22 October, giving you the opportunity to contribute to important research and win prizes too! Learn all about it at our Beaumaris Library with Sean "the Birdman" Dooley, a wonderful local author and absolute birdwatching champion - he literally held the record for the most birds seen in a year in Australia, an experience he wrote about in "The Big Twitch" (2005). Sean has also written for TV comedies such as 'Spicks and Specks' and newspapers such as The Guardian. Sean was […]

CERES Joe’s Bird Count Picnic

CERES Joe's Market Garden 34 Edna Grove, Coburg

Join us at CERES Joe's Market Garden to take part in the Aussie Bird Count and get to know our beautiful birds of the Merri Creek! The national bird count is run by Birdlife Australia from 16–22 October 2023. Participants all over the country will choose a spot and count the birds they see in 20 minutes, before registering their count online. We will be running two 20 minute counting slots, at 11am and 12pm. Entry to the bird count is free, with the option of attending a paid bird language workshop and/or guided bird walk along the Merri. There will be […]