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Workshop: Everything About Australian Birds
A New Holland Honeyeater visiting a Banksia menziesii flower Photographer: Mack Fenwick

Workshop: Everything About Australian Birds

National Bird Week 2017 is celebrated from Monday 23 – Sunday 29 October. Please register and join in the celebration at RBGV Cranbourne Gardens.

This workshop will take place on Sunday 29 October.

There is a very rich and important relationship between Australian birds and
Australian plants and this aspect will be explored during this Workshop.
We have been able to gain a range of experienced interested presenters who will
lead us to a greater understanding of Australian birds, their behaviour, their
requirements and their conservation.
From 7:30am there will be an optional opportunity to participate in the “What Bird is
That?” presentation conducted by BirdLife Australia’s Mornington Peninsula branch
in the Cranbourne bushland, followed by a tasty breakfast.
10 am: Morning refreshments in the Australian Garden Auditorium.
10:30 am: Presentations begin and subjects include:

  • Overview of Australian birds
  • Evolutionary/social history in connecting birds, animals, nature and people
  • Behaviour, ecology, colour and sexual attraction
  • Status of the Helmeted Honeyeater, Victoria’s bird emblem
  • Photographing birds
  • Illustrating birds
  • Bird habitat in gardens
  • Australian birds in art and craft.


  • 7:30 – 9 am (includes Breakfast) Session and 10 am – 3 pm Presentations Session
    • Members $80
    • Non-members $90
    • Students $40
  • 10 am – 3 pm Presentations Session only
    • Members $60
    • Non-members $75
    • Students $30

The booking form can be found here:  Spring 2017 Booking form two sided (92KB)

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