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Woodland bird identification and survey methods workshop

Members of the community are invited to join a workshop on woodland bird identification and survey methods. The workshop will be held from 8am on Saturday 28 May at Lue Community Hall.

BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Birds for Biodiversity project coordinator, Mick Roderick, will present a fun workshop focusing on the many facets of woodland bird identification and monitoring. There will be an emphasis on temperate woodlands and why the birds that rely on them are so threatened.

“Woodland birds occur across much of the Central Tablelands landscape. Knowing how to recognise and identify them, as well as submitting records, is an important part of broadening our knowledge of this fast-declining suite of bird species that are unique to Australia” said Mick Roderick.

Visual and call recognition skills taught during the workshop will be practiced during a walk through nearby remnant vegetation after the presentation.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and bird field guides as it is hoped that some of the feathered inhabitants of the area will come out to say hello.

The workshop is part of a wider monitoring program that is being undertaken in the Capertee Valley that involves monitoring revegetation sites for use by declining woodland birds.

The Capertee Valley is a biodiversity hotspot in the Central Tablelands, home to more than 250 species of native birds, including the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.

This monitoring project involves ongoing surveys to monitor change in the usage of “revegetated habitat” over time to provide management recommendations for tree-planting projects into the future.

The workshop and monitoring program is supported by Central Tablelands Local Land Services Services in partnership with BirdLife Australia through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
For more information or to register for the workshop please contact Clare Kerr on 0429545590 or clare.kerr@lls.nsw.gov.au

Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

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