Volunteers Needed for Bird Census in the Kimberley

Volunteers Needed for Bird Census in the Kimberley

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) are seeking experienced birders to help in this year’s AWC Bird Census on their stunning Kimberley sanctuaries – starting on the afternoon of the 14th of September, at Mornington Sanctuary.

Every year they cover about 80 km of waterway and conduct morning counts of birds at over 100 waterholes. This year they will be expanding their survey to cover other sections of Mornington, Marion Downs and Tableland Sanctuaries. This is a rare opportunity to see a lot of AWC’s estate that is normally not accessible to the public. The extended survey will run after the normal survey, for up to an additional two weeks.

If you are interested in this year’s census, either the standard 5-day part, or staying on/ attending the second part, please email Dr James Smith (james.smith@australianwildlife.org) with your details, outline your relevant experience and indicate how long you are able to attend (be as explicit as possible please).

Conveniently, this trip is straight after the BirdLife Congress and Campout at Broome Bird Observatory – why not make a trip of it?

Photo: AWC

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