Bird Walk (07/04/2013)

Common Bronzewing, Phaps chalcoptera, Mount Majura (Photo by Steve Bittinger, December 2012)

When: Sunday, 7th April, 8.30 am to 10.00 am; please note that daylight savings time will end the night before, so put your clocks back an hour.
Where: Meet at the nature park access close to the intersection Tay St / Ian Nicol St at The Fair in North Watson (click on map to view the meeting point).
What to bring and wear: Wear suitable clothing for the expected weather and appropriate shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them and a gold coin for a species list.

Join Peter Miller for a morning stroll and see and hear some of the species that call Mount Majura home. Autumn is migration time. We may spot species not usually seen in the reserve during the year.

The open woodland of the lower slopes of Mt Majura is rich in bird life. The northwest slope is known to support a range of small woodland birds that have disappeared in the woodlands close to Hackett and Ainslie.

Some birds are summer migrants which arrive in spring and will soon depart to warmer climes. Some species like Yellow-faced Honeyeaters pass through on their northwards migration between late March and early May. Some of the migrants use Mount Majura for a stop-over to forage and rest.

All in all, there have been confirmed sightings of 112 different bird species in the Mount Majura Nature Reserve.

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