Sydney Olympic Park's Spring Bird Census needs volunteers

10 Sep 2017

Sydney Olympic Park's Spring Bird Census needs volunteers

Sydney Olympic Park Authority and the Cumberland Bird Observers Club (CBOC) are calling on all bird enthusiasts to participate in Sydney Olympic Park’s 14th Spring Bird Census, every Tuesday from the 19 September – 7 November, from 7am – 9am.

The Spring Bird Census, which began in 2004, is conducted annually by a team of dedicated volunteers who record all bird species in a given area in order to understand changes in bird populations. The team then uses this information to assess and develop habitat management strategies, such as planting shrubs for small woodland birds.

The size of the Park and its diverse habitat attracts hundreds of birds ranging from permanent residents to migratory and nomadic species. More than 200 native bird species have been recorded at Sydney Olympic Park ranging from Superb Fairy wrens to White-bellied Sea-Eagles.

A training and information session will be held at Wentworth Common on Tuesday 12 September and all volunteers are welcome to come and learn more about the surveys which will be held across 48 quadrats across the Park.

New volunteers are encouraged to join and will be paired with experienced birdwatchers to help them to identify every bird that they see or hear over 20 minute surveys.

SPRING BIRD CENSUS 2017
When: Info Session: Tuesday 12 September at 9.00am
            Surveys: Every Tuesday from 19 September – 7 November 2017, 7am – 9 am.
Where: Wentworth Common, Sydney Olympic Park

Register: Please contact Cumberland Bird Observers Club to express interest and book in for the training day cboc.org.au/contact

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES – INCLUDING INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AND ADDITIONAL IMAGES – CONTACT Tori McPherson or Susan Darwiche of Verve Communications
T: 02-8004-2462 M: 0488 245 066 E: torim@vervepr.com.au / susand@vervepr.com.au

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