Bird Walk (16/10/2022)

Adult male Gang-gang Cockatoo, Callocephalum fimbriatum with its bright red helmet topped by a filamentous crest (Canberra nature map). The main habitat of the species is the temperate forest of Australia’s Southeast.  Following the devastating 2019 /20 fires that destroyed its habitat, the species was declared Endangered under Federal legislation in March 2022.

Join bird enthusiast Peter Miller for an early morning stroll through Mt Majura’s woodlands to spot, observe, listen to, and learn about the amazing variety of Mt Majura’s birds.

When: Sunday 16th October, 8 am (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.

With over two hundred recorded species, Canberra and the surrounding region have the richest bird life of any Australian capital city. Roughly half – 112 species – have been recorded on Mt Majura.

Find out more about our feathered friends on the website of the Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG) which has 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 of the bird species.

…and the more subtle but nevertheless beautiful female Gang-gang inspecting a tree hollow.

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