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Workshops

BirdLife WA - Workshop - Getting started in birdwatching

  • Date Saturday, 21 October 2023
  • Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Locations Canning River Eco Education Centre

Overview

Getting started in birdwatching: good for you, good for birds!

Join Dr Rochelle Steven (Deputy Convenor, BirdLife WA) as she explains the wonderful opportunities and benefits that birding can provide.

BirdLife Australia is Austalia’s largest member-based conservation organisation, working for more than a century to advocate for bird and bird habitat conservation.

Birding, or birdwatching, for the purpose of recreation and enjoyment, has been a popular pastime for well over a century. While a fairly common activity in the UK and USA, it is still growing in popularity in Australia.

At this event, you will hear from conservation scientist, Dr Rochelle Steven, as she explains why birding can bring a whole new dimension to your daily life but also add a fascinating element to your travels around Australia and the world.

Rochelle will describe what you need to get started on your birding journey and how you can take it further by contributing to valuable citizen science once you get the hang of identifying the hundreds of species to be found here in the Southwest.

Bring a notebook for jotting down ideas and a pair of binoculars if you have them.

Afternoon tea will be provided before a short birdwalk near the Eco Centre to get you started on the day!

The workshop costs $10. To book go to Eventbrite.

Getting there

CREEC, ideally located on the banks of the Canning River, adjacent to Kent Street Weir and within the Canning River Regional Park, the Centre aims to raise awareness and create positive action for the health of our waterways and the surrounding natural environment, and works collaboratively with local environmental groups, non for profit organisations, schools, government agencies and private businesses.