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First Hand Experience

BIRDING ON KING ISLAND Have you been to King Island? If you are a bit of a traveller and are looking for somewhere a little different, then you should give it a go. Apart from a couple of world class golf resorts, life is pretty low key and relaxed; the locals friendly and accommodation mostly 3 or 4 star. Situated in the middle of Bass Strait, you would expect some interesting weather and the landscape to reflect those conditions, mostly green pastures, low rolling hills and short vegetations. And, of course, the island has BIRDS, lots of them and some interesting species. Five introduced species, the Indian Peafowl, Common Pheasant, Wild Turkey and Magpie, are the most common birds, roamin

'Birding for Beginners' Workshop

A Free Workshop When: Saturday 13th October 2.30 pm Where: Bootlace Private Forest Reserve, 1589 Reekara Rd, Sea Elephant (official) or 1589 Bicentennial Rd (King Island) (30 minutes drive from Currie) Leader: Kate Ravich, convenor ‘Wings on King’ Project All welcome – adults and children Bring: binoculars and own refreshments Dress: appropriately for a workshop held in a workshop and a bush walk About: Watching birds can be a very peaceful and joyful experience. Birds are integrated into our lives in many ways and work on our behalf – completely free of charge They are living modern dinosaurs, highly adapted for flight and environment. Yet we often don’t really ‘see’ them or take any noti

Wings on King Spring Bird Surveys 25-28th October, 2018

The Spring is a wonderful time to be on King Island with wild-flowers aplenty, changing as you move between all the different habitat types. We might be small, but we have lots of variety. Bass Strait migratory species are passing through on their way to breed in Tasmania having had their winter holidays in the comparative warmth of the mainland. Are there more than usual or have they started moving south earlier this year in response to the drought in the north east? These and many other questions will arise more and more frequently as climate change continues to kick in. We need to be watching, understanding what is happening and be setting up the systems we need to mitigate this as mu

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