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2019 Bird Haven Festival - October 18th-20th

Following the success of the fledgling Festival in 2018, planning for the 2019 Bird Haven Festival is well underway. It will be held from Friday 18th October to Sunday 20th October, in the lead-up to Bird Week (BirdLife Australia's annual celebration of birds). This year's Festival and Expo will be held at multiple venues in Shoalhaven Heads. As well as a ticketed program of talks and walks, there will be optional add-on workshops and dinners, and a two-day free entry expo which will include conservation and special interest stalls, the Australian Museum's "Museum in a Box", an art exhibition, short talks, children's activities, community art projects and a bird-themed market.

See the flyer image below or visit the Bird Haven Festival website




Highlights of the 2018 Bird Haven Festival

Jackie Nguyen

Dr Jackie Nguyen, an avian paleontologist at the Australian Museum, gave a presentation about the evolution of Australian birds and what the fossil record tells us about Australia's weird and wonderful bird life.

  Harry Saddler

Harry Saddler was interviewed about his new book, The Eastern Curlew. Eastern Curlews are the largest of all the world's shorebirds. The Eastern Curlew occurs only in our flyway, and about 75 per cent of the world's curlews winter in Australia, so we have a particular responsibility to protect coastal wetlands for them.



Yolande Cozijn from BirdLife Shoalhaven

Yolande Cozijn, Rob Dunn and Chris Grounds from BirdLife Shoalhaven gave talks on appreciating and protecting the birds of the Shoalhaven including the migratory shorebirds that visit the Heads, as well as Birds in Backyards.

  Chasing Birds

We showed the movie "Chasing Birds" which follows three teams - the Hunter Thickheads, the Hunter Home-Brewers and the Whacked Out Woodswallows as they complete in an annual Twitchathon, trying to spot as many bird species as possible in 24 hours.