Birdweek is held during National Threatened Species Week and it is the ideal time to reflect on and appreciate bird biodiversity. The threatened Glossy Black Cockatoo and endangered Eastern Bristlebird are both local inhabitants of the Mt Barney Area. Mt Barney Lodge has an onsite conservation project for the Glossy Black Cockatoo, is a partner of the Glossy Black Conservancy, and supports Eastern Bristlebird surveys in the area.
Over one exciting week, Mount Barney Lodge will be hosting bird experts who will conduct guided tours, slideshows and structured workshops to extend your birding knowledge. This program is suitable for amateur or intermediate birders.
Birdweek Leader Barry Davies from Gondwana Guides (Winner of the 2005 and 2009 Australian Eco Guide of the Year) will be the lead guide for the field trips, and will conduct early morning, day and evening guided birdwalks. Barry also lives within the Scenic Rim, and is well known nationally and internationally for his birding expertise. Other leaders will also be on hand to ensure that the leader to participant ratio is personal.
Birdweek “Picnic Under the Stars” is a free outdoor event on Friday September 10 from 4pm. It is a great opportunity for everyone to be involved in a family-friendly event that appreciates the unique biodiversity and conservation value of local birds. There will be a kids bird twitch (speed birdwatching), lantern making and a night fire event.