Did you know that we have had more than 227 species of birds recorded in our shire?
Of this, 18 per cent are considered threatened with extinction.
Birds are great biodiversity indicators and can tell us a lot about the health of the environment. As part of Council’s biodiversity monitoring program, we are undertaking a shire-wide survey of more than 100 sites—the Bird Blitz—to help us learn more about our local bird communities.
To do this, Council needs citizen scientists to help out, and everyone—from complete beginners to expert bird watchers—is invited to participate.
The Bird Blitz will be held on Saturday 19 October, from 9.30am to 2.30pm and all participants are asked to meet at Bald Hill Reserve, near Kyneton, for a hot breakfast and a discussion about the bird survey process.
Participants will then form small groups, assisted by at least one bird expert to help with identification. Groups will then car pool to the survey sites located across the Shire.
All participants, regardless of whether they are a beginner or an expert bird watcher, are welcome to attend and participate.