South Coast Festival of Birds & Biodiversity 2022

The 2022 Festival of Birds & Biodiversity will take place over the months of January through April. The festival includes an array of entertaining and educational community events showcasing the unique and beautiful bird fauna and biodiversity of the south coast of Western Australia. This year there is also a strong focus on climate action.

Citizen Science Ecological Monitoring

Balijup   Citizen Science Ecological Monitoring- Thur 13 Jan – Mon 17 Jan 2022

Based at Lake Nunijup, Tenterden

Join in four days of fauna monitoring focussing on the Balijup Sanctuary near Cranbrook

Chingarrup Bio Blitz

Monderup View Citizen Science Biodiversity Project

Sat 15th Jan – Sun 16th Jan 2022

 

Chingarrup Bio Blitz

Chingarrup Citizen Science Biodiversity Project – Thursday 20th – Thursday 27th Jan 2022

This will be held at Chingarrup Sanctuary

Join Eddy and Donna Wajon for birdwatching, wildflower walks and Malleefowl mound observation on this Boxwood Hill Gondwana Link Property.

World Wetland Day Albany

Meet the birds of Lake Seppings, Albany – World Wetland Day Wednesday 2nd Feb 2022

This will be held at Lake Seppings

Join Birdlife on a walk around the lake to learn more about wetland birds.

World Wetland Day Albany

Birds and Biodiversity Guided Tour of Wilson Inlet Denmark – World Wetland Day Wednesday 2nd Feb 2022 

This will be held at Wilson Inlet

Join Mark Parre and Shaun Ossinger for a half day tour around the inlet.

World Wetland Day Albany

The Miracle of Shorebird Migration Art Exhibition – 1st Feb to 28th Feb 2022 

Featuring the Overwintering Project Print Portfolio

This will be held at Vancouver Arts Centre – Albany

World Wetland Day Albany

The Miracle of Shorebird Migration Art Exhibition – 17th Feb to 17th March 2022 

Featuring the Overwintering Project Print Portfolio

This will be held at the Butter Factory Arts Studio and Gallery – Denmark

World Wetland Day Albany

Tootanellup Wetlands Bioblitz  2022

Focus on the freshwater wetlands at Tootanellup and Boggy Lake

This will be held at Tootanellup, Perillup with Geraldine and Steve Janicke

World Wetland Day Albany

Join Wayne Monks and meet the Birds along the Kalgan

View birds in the conservation reserve, followed by a biodiversity walk along the Luke Penn Walk on the Kalgan River.

This will be held at 113 Riverside Road Kalgan

World Wetland Day Albany

Learn how to identify backyard birds

Join us at the Albany library to learn how to identify birds backyard birds

World Wetland Day Albany
World Wetland Day Albany

Join BirdLife Western Australia for an excursion to

learn all about or local birds

Visit Waychinicup National Park with guest speaker

Regional Ecologist Sarah Comer (DBCA)

Join BirdLife Western Australia for awalk along the Oyster Harbour Foreshore

Learn how to identify birds by there call

Other events in Albany and other South Coast locations in 2022 include

  • Citizen Science and fauna surveys
  • Bird outings and walks
  • Talks at the Albany Library
  • Photography & Art exhibitions & workshops
  • Field trip
  • Workshops
  • Bird Identification
  • Film Nights
Citizen Science Ecological Monitoring
Western Spinebill on a Grevillea

Festival of Birds Symposium  – Thursday 3rd March 2022

This will be held at UWA Albany.

Speakers will include Dr Alison Lullfitz, Noongar Elder Lynette Knapp, Shandell Cummings and Emeritus Prof John Pate.

This Festival is supported by Lotterywest, Museum of the Great Southern, Green Skills, BirdLife WA, UWA- Albany, South Coast NRM, WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions, Albany Bird Group, Gondwana Link Ltd, Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre, Bush Heritage Australia, Conservation Council of WA & others.

The Green Skills  biodiversity program is supported by funding from the Koorabup Trust and South Coast NRM through funding from the Australian Government. Its Balijup project is supported by  the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions.