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Spot On: Ever wanted to record what birds are in your area? Come to woodland bird identification workshop. Pictured Hooded Robin.
Spot On: Ever wanted to record what birds are in your area? Come to woodland bird identification workshop. Pictured Hooded Robin.

Can you pick a Brown Treecreeper from a Whitethroated Treecreeper? Do you know what a Spotted Pardalote’s call sounds like? Want to know clues to finding the rare Regent Honeyeater? Ever wanted to record what birds are in your area?

Come and join a workshop on woodland bird identification and survey methods!

Central Tablelands LLS have invited BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Birds for Biodiversity project coordinator, Mick Roderick, to run a fun workshop focusing on many facets of woodland bird identification and monitoring in Mudgee on Tuesday, October 3.

Topics covered on the day will include: temperate woodlands and why the birds that rely on them are so threatened, woodland bird identification basics, importance of call recognition, separating similar species by sight and sound and lots more.

It's recommended that participants download the Birdata app prior to attending the workshop: birdata.birdlife.org.au

The workshop will be held on October 3 from 8am to 11:30am at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC).

Tea/coffee will be available on arrival and morning tea will be provided.

Please bring binoculars, notebook and pen, sunscreen, warm clothes, hat, enclosed walking shoes, drinking water and a bird field guide if you have one.

The workshop is free to attend but numbers are limited, register by September 25.

Call Bruce Christie on 6378 1712 or by email: bruce.j.christie@lls.nsw.gov.au.