Do you know a Fantail from a Honeyeater? Learn how to identify some of the diverse selection of native birds that call the Shire home as Hornsby Shire Council conducts its annual bird surveys on Saturday 10 September at the Lane Cove National Park and Hornsby Park.
Join experts from Birdlife Australia as they share tips and advice on how to identify different kinds of birds by how they look and sound. Then help to record what’s currently in the area by logging what you see. The information will be used to help us determine ecosystem health and diversity.
“The Bushland Shire is home to a huge abundance of wildlife, but we don’t often stop to take it all in. Doing a bird survey is as fascinating as it is fun – and you don’t need to be an expert,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock said.
“Our annual bird surveys equip attendees with the skills to spot what’s in their backyard. This year’s locations are homes to a host of forest birds, so you can hope to spot a King Parrot, Eastern Yellow Robin, Australian Magpie, Eastern Spinebill or maybe even a Superb Lyrebird or Powerful Owl.”
The annual bird surveys are an initiative of Council’s Hornsby Biodiversity Conservation Strategy which aims to guide both Council and the community to conserve and manage Hornsby Shire’s biodiversity.
Surveys will start at 8am on Saturday 10 September at Rosemead Road Picnic Areas, Hornsby Park and Day Road Fire Trail, Lane Cove National Park. Attendees will take part in two surveys followed by lunch at each location. Places are strictly limited (large crowds may disturb the wildlife!) and bookings are essential. For more information and to book visit hornsby.nsw.gov.au