On the 23rd of October, we embarked on our first beginner-friendly birdwatching walk in Callum Brae.
There were a dozen of us who went on that walk, and although we were met with sodden tracks and consistent rainfall, we are happy to have spotted 21 different species of birds. 120 birds to be exact.
The standout for the morning was watching a pair of Gang-Gang Cockatoos exploring a low tree hollow, However, we weren’t able to spot smaller birds.
We also enjoyed learning about the new bird call-identifying app called BirdNET.
The list was placed on the Ebird database and shared with our participants. You can see the full list below:
This checklist is also available on eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S121149907
It just goes to show that rain or shine, birds are always around us. Especially if you know where to go to spot them. We really enjoyed this Beginners Birdwatching Walk at Callum Brae and we hope you join us for the next one.
The Leading Birding Tours in Australia | Neil Hermes: Our Ornithologist
A scientist by background, and a keen Ornithologist. Neil has lived in Canberra for over 50 years and has decades of experience in the tourism industry. He has turned his talents to guiding guests around Canberra which he called home for most of his life.