2021 Wings on King Autumn Surveys - 22nd-25th April

together with

Orange bellied Parrot Blitz - 22nd April - 2nd May

in association with Friends of the OBP

Having not been able to hold weekend surveys in 2020 due to COVID we are very excited to once again be able to undertake a weekend survey weekend and invite everyone interested in helping us to take care of King Island by taking part in the Wings on King surveys and/or searching for the Orange-bellied Parrot when it migrates through.

Many of the survey sites are on private land - places you don't normally get to - but to ensure their and your safety you MUST register before taking part.

 

 

 

 

 

 ITINERARY 22-25th April

The Program:

Orientation and Team formation

  • Thursday 22nd: 5.30 pm at the Cultural Centre where there will be an exhibition of King Island Threatened Bird Species and welcome refreshments provided.

  • Friday 23rd: orientation at the Airport for those coming from Hobart. Kate will meet the plane.

  • For anyone arriving earlier than 22nd April who wish to participate in the OBP Blitz, please contact Kate Ravich, 0417487263 for arrangements.

Surveys

Wings on King: Friday 23- Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th if necessary

OBP: Thursday 22 April-- Sunday 2nd May 

Social Events

Saturday 24th: Dinner with guest speakers:

  • Barry Baker and Mark Holdsworth - Threatened Bird Species of King Island - 'What we know and what we are learning

  • Matthew Fielding - 'Impact of Ravens on Black Currawong on Flinders and King Islands

 

Art Exhibition

Endangered, Endemic, Extinct"  an exhibition at the King Island Cultural Centre of works by artist Therese Gabriel Wilkins https://theresegabrielwilkinsart.weebly.com/blog 

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Accomodation Specials for Wings on King Registered Participants

NB: To guarantee discounts, you need to provide the name of your Wings on King Assistant or proof of registration. 

King Island Breaks - kingislandbreaks@gmail.com offer a 15% discount for registered Wings on King participants

Island Breeze Motel - http://www.islandbreezemotel.com.au/ offer a10% discount for registered  Wings on King participants

Porky Beach Retreat - https://kingislandescapes.com.au offer a 10% discount for registered Wings on King participants

Ettrick Rocks - https://www.ettrickrocks.com.au offer 10% discount for registered Wings on King participants provided the booking is made on line.

Camping - is available in the grounds of the Reekara School. No showers but toilets and cooking facilities are available.  Bookings phone Linda to book in: 0488 566 448 Cost: $5 per person per night. Bring own camping gear.