Please browse through the events held in 2016.
The 2018 Program will be posted about 6 months prior to the event and there will be a mix of much loved aspects of the festival and some new and exciting projects.
As always the focus of this four day event was the celebration of Bruny Island birdlife and included a variety of activities to suit all levels of birdwatching experience - and especially for those just beginning the journey.
2016 Festival Program
Introduction to Bird Photography Workshop & Tour by Chris Tzaros
1:00pm Friday 14th, Barnes Bay CWA Hall, 678 Bruny Island Main Rd, North Bruny
$100 adult $60 teen (10 - 17 yo) Bookings required. Max 20
Glean tips on photographing birds from an expert. Sessions will include a workshop presentation including a general introduction to digital photography, equipment, basic technical aspects of bird photography, field techniques, camera settings and photo editing/processing.
Car pool or bus trip to likely bird spots. In the field, you can experiment with technical aspects and Chris will demonstrate field techniques. Afterwards, you can discuss/review your images and have more time for Q and A.Bring photography equipment
Day tour Bruny Island – Tasmanian Endemics
Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16th: 8:30am - 5:00pm (Monday if enough interest)
$190 pp. Bookings required. Min 6 people
Small group full day tours of Bruny Island with the aim of seeing all 12 of Tasmania’s endemic bird species plus a couple of specialities. Guided by an experienced Inala ornithologist, the day explores different habitats from coastal heath to cool temperate rainforests, and also includes a visit to the 1,500 acre, private reserve ‘Inala’ where you will learn of the threatened species conservation work undertaken there. The trip will target the 12 Tasmanian endemics and highlights include the endangered Forty-spotted Pardalote, critically endangered Swift Parrot and Scrubtit and other Tasmanian endemics. BYO lunch (Snacks and cold drinks provided).
Bruny Island Seabird Cruise
11am Friday 14 October - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre, 915 Adventure Bay Road, Adventure Bay
The Bird Festival joins forces with multi-award-winning Bruny Island Cruises exploring the edge of the majestic Southern Ocean and Bruny Island’s abundant coastal sea life.
Led by an experienced Inala ornithologist, this flight to the South-west World Heritage Area. Highlights include the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and Eastern Ground Parrot.
Penguin & Shearwater Colony Tour
7.15pm Saturday 15th and 7:15pm Sunday 16th
Bus tour to "The Neck" to view penguins and shearwaters returning to nesting burrows at dusk. Guided by Inala Nature Tours and BirdLife Tasmania expert guides. Hear of latest research on breeding numbers, population surveys and the potential impact of visitor facilities redevelopment.