Birds in your garden street or reserve in Armadale – workshop – DRB
7 March, 9:15 am-12:30 pm
An interactive, highly informative and fascinating workshop on the birds in your garden, street or reserve in the City of Armadale – how to identify, attract and care for them.
Would you like to know how to recognise and name the different birds in your garden, street or reserve or how to attract more of them to your garden, or what kinds of food and habitat they need? If so, this is for you – especially if you live in or around the City of Armadale, as it will focus specifically on the birds in that area. All these photographs have been taken within the City of Armadale, do you know what they are, how they sound or what they eat? If not, come along.
Presenters: Two bird enthusiasts and members of the The Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists Club (DRB Nats), Rachel and Mike Green.
Date: Saturday morning, 7th March 2020
Times: Registration 9.15am. Workshop: 9.30am-12.30pm. Numbers are limited. (The one conducted for the Shire of Mundaring and The City of Melville booked out well in advance, so book in early to get a seat. )
Venue: To be confirmed – either the newly renovated Armadale Hall or the function Rooms at the City of Armadale Offices, 7 Orchard St Armadale. Details later.
Bookings – these are not yet open but a link to the City of Armadale’s booking page will be provided nearer the time.
Topic: Rachel and Mike will talk about how to identify, attract and care for the birds in your garden, reserve or street in the City of Armadale. They will explain what the different birds look like, what features to look out for when identifying them, what calls they make, what the different birds eat, how to use birdbaths, bird perches, bird books, binoculars and bird boxes, and more. Mike will make sure you know how to tell the difference between all those special birds we call “LBBs” – little brown birds. He will even teach you the secret art of “bird shushing” to bring birds closer to you and show you his (nearly famous) pallid cuckoo call that even the pallid cuckoos think is a cuckoo!
Rachel will show you many excellent photographs of the birds, play videos of them so you can practise identifying them, and show you two different “Birds of Australia” Apps to help identify birds and their calls and attract them to you, wherever you go in Australia. All the photographs above have been taken by Rachel.
And, there will be a special segment on how to attract birds to your garden, and what plants, food and conditions they need.
You can bring photographs of local birds if you want them identified. Rachel and Mike will include photographs specifically taken in the City of Armadale and give you a bird list of all the birds seen in one hour at a key location in Armadale, to help you start your own bird list. They’ll bring along binoculars and bird books, a bird bath, a bird perch, a bird box, a list of bird books, a list of flower books, and other equipment, and leave you inspired to know and enjoy the birds in your garden, street or reserve.
Speakers: Rachel and Mike Green are mad keen on birds and have a property which has received “Land For Wildlife” status because of the number of birds recorded on it, a total of 69 so far. They have planted a 2+ acre garden of local Western Australian plants specifically to encourage birds and other wildlife into their garden, and designed from scratch a dedicated bird garden. And have succeeded! They promise not to be boring! They have also presented at the Shire of Mundaring, City of Kalamunda, the City of Belmont, the City of Bayswater and more, and received great feedback, so don’t miss them!
Please join us – it’s FREE – you’ll even get morning tea provided. See you there – but you must book in as there is a limit on numbers. Once the numbers are reached we will form a waiting list – so get in early!
What to bring: If you have a bird book – please bring it so you can practise using it to identify the birds – Mike will give you some great hints on how to do this as well.
Bookings for the bird workshop are required even though it is free. Please book for the workshop through the City of Armadale: (details given later)
City of Armadale organiser can be contacted here: (details given later.)