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South Coast of Western Australia March 2017

South Coast Festival of Birds


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Sat 18th Feb
Bird Watching and Nature Guided WalkStarting from Mt Trio Camp Grounds, Stirling Ranges/ Koi Kyeunu-ruff, this walk is part of a Poonarti Tours and Green Skills weekend ( Contact Basil Schur 98483310 or
Tue 7th Mar to Mon 20th Mar
11am-4pm daily
Photographic and Art Exhibition
“The Wonderful Birds of the South Coast”
Exhibition at WA Museum-Albany. Spectacular bird photography by keen photographers Keith Lightbody, Dick Walker and others. Art by local Albany and WA artists. Open daily except when other festival events are on in the hall. Free entry
Tue 7th Mar
Albany Library Talk
"Albany's Amazing Birds"
Get to know some of the amazing birds of the South Coast Region.
Free Event at Vancouver Arts Centre by BirdLife Australia. Please register with the library: (08) 9841-9390
Sun 12th Mar
Lake Seppings Bird WalkMeet at Lake Seppings car park off Golf Links Rd, Albany. Bring binoculars, hat, sturdy footwear. Free event by BirdLife Australia. For more info contact the local branch:
Mon 13th Mar
Learn to identify birds by their callMeet at Lower King Bridge car park. Bring binoculars, hat, sturdy footwear. Free event by BirdLife Australia. For more info contact the local branch:
Mon 13th Mar
Western Ground Parrot Field tripCitizen Science outing to Waychinicup for Western Ground Parrot monitoring. Free Event by Friends of the Western Ground Parrot & Dept of Parks and Wildlife. Limited places, bookings required: . Meet at Lower King Bridge car park.
Tue 14th Mar
8am to lunchtime
Go Birdwatching with BirdLife AustraliaJoin BirdLife's monthly bird excursion and learn all about shorebirds. Free event. Bring binoculars, hat, lunch and gum boots or footwear that can get wet. For more info contact the local branch: . Meet at Wilson Inlet (end of Morley Road, Youngs Siding)
Wed 15th Mar
Gondwana Link Bird and Eco Restoration Field Trip Visits to Gondwana Link sites near Boxwood Hill, the Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre in Ongerup and more, with Dr Nic Dunlop, Vicky Bilney, Eddy and Donna Wajon and others. Bookings essential. Cost $80 waged, $44 unwaged. Don’t let finances stop you from coming- contact Basil Schur, Green Skills 98483310 . Meet at 6.00am at Woolworths Car Park (next to Service Station). Return by 6.30pm.
Thu 16th Mar
Bringing Birds Into Your Garden
Getting to know your backyard birds & how to make your garden bird friendly
This Workshop and Garden Visit with Boyd Wykes, experienced ornithologist will cover how to design bird friendly gardens, as well as understanding the diversity of birds that visit home gardens on the south coast. Cost $10 per person, pay on day. Bookings essential. Contact Green Skills 98483310 or . Meet at the WA Museum – Albany.
Fri 17th Mar
Festival of Birds Symposium in AlbanyThis main event of the South Coast Festival of Birds will be held at the WA Museum- Albany, featuring high powered speakers including Professor Steve Hopper, Nic Dunlop, Sarah Comer, Boyd Wykes, Keith Lightbody, Amellia Formby and others. Includes Panel and Discussions. Morning tea provided. Cost $10 per person- pay at the door.
Bookings preferred- contact Green Skills 98483310. Arrive 8.30am for 8.45am start.
Sat 18 Mar
Bird Photography Outing and Workshop Bird photography outing with renowned photographer Keith Lightbody visiting birding sites in the Albany area. Cost $15/$10 concession. Bookings essential- contact Green Skills 98483310 or . Meet at the WA Museum – Albany.
Tue 21st Mar
Albany Library Talk
"Birds of the Night"
Free Event at Vancouver Arts Centre by BirdLife Australia. Please register with the library (08) 9841-9390
Sat 25th Mar
Denmark Bird Outing
“Birds of the Forest and Home Garden”
This Field Outing will visit the home of Tina Smith, a birdwatching enthusiast, and from there do a walk through special riverine forest along the Denmark river. . Cost $10. Please register. Bring binoculars, hat, sturdy footwear and morning refreshment.
Meet at 17a Beveridge Road, Denmark. (Please note venue change no longer at the Pate property)
Sun 26th Mar
SunSmart Albany Kite Fiesta 2017 Join Michael and Jan Alvares of Kite Kinetics and Green Skills at Albany ANZAC Peace Park for some fun kite making and kite flying. Watch for the giant kites! Free event. Kite Making kits available for $6
Saturday 8th AprilYongergnow Mallee fowl Centre Anniversary EventContact Vicky Bilney, Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre, Ongerup WA 6336: (08)-9828-2419 or
Fri 21st AprAlbany Seabird Conservation Forum At UWA Albany – Contact Dr Nic Dunlop: 0409014030 or or Harriet Paterson: 0401588846 or
Wed 26th Apr
Film Night
“The Eagle Huntress”
Orana Cinemas, Albany Contact Film Harvest at for details.

The South Coast Birds Festival is proudly supported by Green Skills, BirdLife Australia, WA Museum – Albany, Healthway (promoting the SunSmart message), the City of Albany, UWA-Albany, South Coast NRM, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife, Albany Bird Group, Gondwana Link Ltd, Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre, Bush Heritage Australia, and other community organisations and individuals.