October 17, 2019

Spring is a wonderful time on King Island. Not only are the many migrant birds passing through such as the Flame Robins, Silvereyes and Blue-winged Parrots, but there are an abundance of wildflowers.  Bush blocks in particular are by no means all the same.  While searc...

September 18, 2019

"The spring has sprung,

The grass is ris

Them birds are on the Wing...'

... and its time for the Wings on King Spring Surveys

When: 7-10 November, 2019

It’s not just birds in the spring – it’s the wildflowers too… 

Registrations are now Open:

Weekend Itinerary:

  • Thursday 7t...

September 7, 2019

Why does it matter?  Because the world is losing species to extinction at over 1000 times faster than the natural evolutionary rate - and with each loss a 'hole' occurs in the web of life - the fabric that makes up nature. As with a spiders web, too many holes and the...

June 25, 2019

Following on from the exciting discovery in March of more KI Thornbills and KI Scrubtits than we thought were in existence, an interdisciplinary workshop was held on King Island in early June to address their extremely critical status.

A public meeting attended by 30 pe...

The inaugural FACE of King Island (Festival of Art, Culture and Environment) set a new scene for April on King Island 2019.  It was inspiring, thought provoking, entertaining and FUN! It also raised significant funds for on-going bird conservation on King Island....

April 23, 2019

This will be a fun filled evening - very much worth making the effort to attend.

Entrance by donation per person.  BYO.  Jack's book 'Soaring' will be available for purchase.

About Jack

Jack Oats (aka Baker) is a man of all trades. Under various pseudonyms, he h...

April 22, 2019

There has been lots of activity at the Portside Gallery over the weekend with many new bids upping the price on some of the wonderful pictures in the exhibition. But there are still some great bargains and the opportunity to acquire a beautiful art work is wide open...

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April 22, 2019

TODAY Monday 22nd April:

At Portside Gallery and Cafe: The last day you can see the "Birds in Our Lives" exhibition before the Gala event and closing of the auction and the exhibition next Saturday.  If you haven't seen it or placed a bid yet - its time for afternoon te...

April 22, 2019

A fabulous and inspiring performance by The Bowerbird Collective - Simone Slattery and Anthony Albrecht- at Portside Gallery on Saturday, concluded with a standing ovation and shouts for encore.  We were all mesmerised throughout the performance with EVERYONE just LOVI...