Local Leader | Landcare: Let's go birdwatching

Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council will be holding a Bird Identification Field Day on Friday, November 24 at 8.30am.

This workshop is part of the community awareness-raising events for the South East Local Land Services, Save our Scarlet Robin Project.

The scarlet robin.

The scarlet robin.

The project is designed to improve habitat values for woodland birds and improve the potential for these birds to move across the landscape.

The project focuses on eight local woodland bird species including the scarlet, flame and hooded robins, brown treecreeper, speckled warbler, gang-gang cockatoo, glossy black cockatoo and diamond firetail.

Rebecca Klomp

Rebecca Klomp

The workshop will be held at Plumwood Mountain, situated on the coastal escarpment 20km south east of Braidwood. Plumwood Mountain is adjacent to and shares identified wilderness areas with Budawang National Park.

The area consists of cool and warm temperate rainforest, tall and wet escarpment forest, dry sclerophyll forest and teatree scrub, making it a diverse and exciting site to undertake some bird watching. Plumwood Mountain was the home of the late Val Plumwood, eminent Australian environmental philosopher.

Nikki Taws, from Greening Australia, will guide the walk as we search for native birds. Participants will learn the skills to identify local species by sight and call and will gain great insight into the birds of the area and their habitat requirements.

This is a great workshop for landowners interested in finding out how to create and protect habitat to attract more bird life to their property. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to upper.shoalhaven@gmail.com.