Bird Walk (26/07/2020)

Varied Sittella, Daphoenositta chrysoptera, declared vulnerable in the ACT, can be readily identified by its long, thin and slightly up-tilted bill. The photo, taken on Mt Majura shows a bird in its typical head-down posture (

Walk through Mt Majura’s woodlands with bird enthusiast Peter Miller to see, hear and learn about the birds living on and visiting the mountain.

When: Sunday 26 July, 8am (sharp) – 10 am

Where: Meet at nature reserve entrance Tay St / Ian Nicol St, at The Fair, North Watson (volunteer registration point on this map)


Bring sun protection and a Gold Coin donation for a bird list; wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
Recommended: Binoculars, a bird guide or bird id app if you have them.

Download this Bird Walk poster for promotion.

With over two hundred 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.

Check out our feathered friends on the website of the Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG) which has lots of information on the distribution, seasonal occurrence and breeding of birds, as well as brilliant photographs taken by COG members and even records of calls of some species.

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