Guided bird walk in the corridor enjoyed by all

Dr Tegan Douglas from BirdLife Australia kitted up a group of 25 bird enthusiasts with binoculars last Saturday as she lead a guided walk through the Rehabilitating Roe 8 corridor, introducing participants to the feathered friends who call the corridor their home.

A group of bird enthusiasts observing birds in the corridor

We saw first hand that both remnant bushland and revegetated areas were providing homes to a variety of birds in our busy suburbs and participants discovered that bird watching can both bring enjoyment and help protect our feathered friends.

We learnt about apps such as Birdata, where bird watchers can record their observations as part of a citizen science project and Tegan explained how you can tell which species of Black cockatoos has nibbled on a honkey nut by paying close attention to the ‘footprint’ they leave with their specific chew marks.

Dr Tegan Douglas from BirdLife Australia (left) pointing out bird calls in the corridor
Chew marks on honkey nuts can help to identify which species of Black cockatoos frequent the corridor

We will be launching a long-term citizen science project together with BirdLife Australia in the corridor soon, where twitchers can assist with gathering data on birds. If you would like to get involved, please send us an message via the contact form below and we will get in touch with you closer to the launch date.

Binoculars were used to get a closer look of the birds residing in the corridor