Promotion: Bird surveys King Island, 22-25 April, 2021

An invitation to all birders

VISIT King Island, GIVE US A HAND and ENJOY SOME GREAT BIRDING

‘Wings on King’ Autumn Bird Surveys

22nd-25th April, 2021

Coincides with the last weekend of direct Hobart – King Island flights by Sharpe Airlines.

 FIND the nine King Island subspecies including the critically endangered King Island Brown Thornbill and Scrubtit, 10 of the 12 Tasmanian endemics, the most southern population of Golden-headed Cisticola, Little Grassbird near wetlands or Sea Eagles at the nest in forest.  King Island is a magical birding spot.

SURVEY WEEKEND:

The Wings on King program is gathering data to learn the story of the birds of King Island and 2021 is the 5th year of data collection. Hoping COVID won’t stop us this year, we are planning another weekend event.  

There are over 60 survey sites located across the island many on private land – hotspots not usually available to visitors.  Small teams, all led by at least one experienced birder, undertake 20minute surveys on all sites over two days.

Social events include a Welcome and Registration gathering on Thursday 22nd April, a dinner with guest speaker/s on Saturday 24th April and a Threatened Species search on Sunday 25th a.m (TBC).

Note: Visitors arriving on Sharpe direct Hobart-King Island morning flight on Friday 23rd, registration will take place at the airport.

PRIOR REGISTRATION is ESSENTIAL: 

Cut-off date – Friday 16th April. https://www.birdsofkingisland.com/register

 TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BIRDS OF KING ISLAND, SPECIAL ACCOMODATION DEALS FOR REGISTERED WINGS ON KING PARTICIPANTS AND HOW TO GET TO THE ISLAND visit: https://www.birdsofkingisland.com

NOTE:  Please check https://www.birdsofkingisland.com for updates or changes to the itinerary.  Registered participants will be notified directly.

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