Wildlife workshops

Wildlife workshops

Events for 2014

Bird surveying and identification workshop – getting ready for the annual spring bird survey

The City of Sydney is hosting a bird identification workshop with Birdlife Australia. During the workshop you’ll practice your identification skills and learn about some of the common species found in the City. You’ll practice with binoculars and learn some tips to get you ready for the City’s annual spring survey at the end of October.

When: Saturday 20 September
Where: Sydney Park Pavilion, Euston Rd, St Peters, 2044 (behind Alan Davidson Oval)
Time: 9.15am for a 9.30am start (11.30am finish)
Bookings: Book online

Bat walk and talk

Sydney’s best known bat, the grey-headed flying-fox, is not uncommon to residents in the City. But Sydney also has 19 recorded species of microbats. They are harder to see due to their size, and harder to hear due to their silence but they play an important role in our environment, helping to manage insect and mosquito numbers.

In the City, we have recorded up to 4 species of microbats, including the threatened eastern bentwing-bat and the Gould’s wattled Bat. If you’re interested to find out more about the world of bats and meet them face to face, you are invited to a guided bat walk and talk in Sydney Park.

When: Wednesday 24 September
Where: Meet at the car park next to the brick kilns off Princes Highway
Time: 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start (8pm finish)

Bookings: Book online  

All things bees

Come along to an informative seminar that covers all manner of things bee…

Discover the diverse world of native bees and how to identify them in your own garden. A general overview of bees’ place in our environment will be covered and how they improve crop production. The workshop will also look at how you can attract native bees into your garden to pollinate your garden and how to make native bee nests. There will be lots of photos and videos to inspire you!

Refreshments will be provided.

When: Saturday 4 October
Where: St Helens Community Centre, 184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Time: 9:15am for 9:30am start to 12:30pm
Bookings: Book online

Annual spring bird survey

The City’s annual spring bird survey ran for the first time in 2013 with the Glebe Society’s Blue Wren Group. The City will be running this event every year with interested residents at various locations. The annual survey will be supplemented by observations throughout the year by City staff and interested residents.

When: Saturday 25 and Sunday, 26 October
What does it involve: A 20 minute survey in your backyard or closest park. You can do as many as you would like between 8am and 11am across various sites.

The City will provide identification sheets and survey forms when you register.

How to register:

Last updated: Wednesday, 17 September 2014