Young District Landcare formed the Bird Working Group in 2016. Woodland birds are declining due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and many are listed as threatened. The group was formed with the aim of increasing community awareness and providing people with an opportunity to be proactive in conserving native woodland birds through provision of resources about revegetation and regeneration of vegetation that benefits native birds, and by hosting events such as bird forums with expert speakers.
Young District Landcare is also working with Council to develop Bird Trails of the Young Shire. The formation of bird trails in the district will not only provide an activity for locals but also attract visitors with an interest in bird watching, encouraging them to explore areas around Young and the surrounding villages.
Events hosted by Young District Landcare’s Bird Working Group will be advertised on our Events page, on Facebook and through other media. You can also sign up to our mailing list by sending us an email. We welcome your input so if you would like to become involved please drop us a line.
The below photos are from our birdwatching and picnic held in November 2016 at Murringo Common. More than 35 species of birds of the Young District were identified.
Bird photos contributed by Janice Ward.