Walk through the woodlands with bird enthusiast Peter Miller to spot, observe, listen to, and learn about the amazing variety of Mt Majura’s birds in Spring.
When: Sunday, 17th September, 8am (sharp) – 10 am
Where: Meet at nature reserve entrance Tay St / Ian Nicol St, in The Fair, North Watson (volunteer registration point on this map)
Wear: Appropriate clothing for the weather, sturdy shoes, sun protection;
Bring: Gold Coin donation for a Mt Majura bird species list.
Recommended: Binoculars, a bird guide or app* if you have them. *See for instance Michael Morcombe & David Stewart apps for Android and Apple.
With over 200 recorded species, Canberra and the surrounding region has the richest bird life of any Australian capital city.
Roughly half – 112 species – have been recorded on Mt Majura.
If you have an interest in our feathered friends (and some foes) check out the website of the Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG) which has heaps of information on the distribution, seasonal occurrence and breeding of birds, brilliant photographs taken by COG members and even records of calls of several bird species.
The surprisingly loud call of the tiny (6-12g) Spotted Pardalote, Pardalotus punctatus is a characteristic sound of the eucalyptus forests and woodlands of the Southeast; the species nests in ground tunnels and is vulnerable to cats, foxes and dogs (Canberra Nature Map)