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“Birds in your garden, street and reserve in City of Cockburn” workshop – with the DRB

17 March, 9:30 am-12:30 pm


Rachel and Mike Green have teamed up with the City of Cockburn to put on their popular “Birds in your garden, street or reserve” workshop on Saturday 17th March 2018 at 9.30am-12.30pm.


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 Cockburn. They will explain what the different birds look like, what features to look out for when identifying them, what birds eat, how to use birdbaths, bird perches 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 Michael Morcombe’s “Birds of Australia” App to help identify birds and their calls wherever you go in Australia.

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 birds in your garden, park or reserve if you want them identified. Rachel and Mike will include photographs specifically taken in the City of Cockburn and give you a bird list of all the birds seen in one hour at the City of Cockburn Civic Centre, 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, and other equipment, and leave you inspired to know and care for the birds in your garden, street or reserve.

Speakers: Rachel and Mike Green are mad keen on birds and both help run the Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists’ Club. They have a property in the Perth Hills which has received “Land For Wildlife” status because of the number of birds recorded on it, a total of 67 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 have succeeded! They promise not to be boring! They will leave you inspired to identify, understand, and care for the birds in your garden, street or reserve. They have already presented at the Shire of Mundaring, Kalamunda Learning Centre, the City of Belmont and the City of Bayswater and received great feedback, so don’t miss them!

Venue: Spearwood library, City of Cockburn Administration Centre, 9 Coleville Cres Spearwood.

Please join us – it’s FREE – you’ll even get morning tea provided. See you there!

Bookings are required even though it is free.

Please book in through the City of Cockburn: Phone: 9411 3800 or through their website: http://www.cockburnlibraries.com.au or via their form: http://cockburn.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=28004&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/03/01

City of Cockburn can be contacted here: Cherie Cable: ccable@cockburn.wa.gov.au

Rachel can be contacted on the DRB Nats phone: 0436-448-647 if required.



17 March
9:30 am-12:30 pm
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Mike and Rachel Green
"Birds in your garden" workshop - in City of Cockburn on 17th March 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm. Training Room, Spearwood library, City of Cockburn administration centre, 9 Coleville Cres Spearwood.


Training Room, Spearwood Library, City of Cockburn administration centre
9 Coleville Cres
SPEARWOOD, Western Australia Australia
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