Education and courses

Bird Week at Eyre Bird Observatory

  • Date Sunday, 13 October 2024 - Saturday, 19 October 2024
  • Locations Eyre Bird Obervatory

Bird Week at Eyre

Join us for a unique opportunity to observe the recovery of vegetation and bird populations at Eyre, nearly seven years after the devastating fires.

We will explore both burnt and unburnt sites, comparing current observations with pre-fire data and previous studies. Our focus will be on mallee birds and the impact of the fires on their habitats, as well as the behavior of the fires themselves. Other activities include conducting one count per day during the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, and participating in Australia’s longest-running beach count of shorebirds.

The cost is $675 for 6 nights, with a maximum of 8 participants, and includes accommodation and meals.

Facilitated by Peter Sandilands

Getting There

The turnoff from the Eyre Highway to the Observatory is 17km east of Cocklebiddy.

The track to the Observatory is suitable for four-wheel drive only.

A pickup and drop-off service is offered by the Caretakers of Eyre Bird Observatory for guests without a 4X4 and who are staying two or more nights. Booking is essential for overnight stays.