A huge thank you to sponsors, donors and volunteers for making the Festival a resounding success.

Put the dates for the 2018 Festival in your diary: 19 - 22 October 2018.

Here is a short clip of some of the festival activities for 2016.

 The 2016 program as presented can be downloaded HERE.

Our fourth celebration of Bruny's beautiful birds, habitats and landscapes featured a huge range of events for children and familes, for experienced birdwatchers and novices alike. 

  • Birdwatching tours and walks in forests, on beaches and at sea
    • All walks and tours professionally guided
    • Private properties not normally open to the public
    • Seabird cruises
    • Researchers leading bush talks
    • Expert local knowledge of where to find what birds
    • Tips on recognition: behaviour, song, habitat
    • Experience the variety of habitats and birds of Bruny Island
  • Workshops
    • Photography
    • Nature writers workshop
    • Birdwatching techniques
    • Illustration and writing workshops for 8 – 12 year olds
    • Kite and mask making
    • Painting birds (adults)
  • Expert speakers
    • Experts in behaviours, song, status and trends share their insights and local knowledge
  • Cultural celebrations
    • Art exhibition opening by Michael Leunig
    • Bird Ball Masquerade
    • Poetry and readings
    • BBQ and forums
    • Gate-post sculpture competition and much more!
  • Trade and community market
    • Artists, craftsmen, and information
    • Local gourmet food and local artisan drinks at certain events