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.
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.
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.