King Island is a small island off the northwest point of Tasmania. From the Birds of King Island:
7th-10th November, 2019
Haven’t been to King Island yet, or would like to return?
Come and join us in November and give us a hand with data collection on the beautiful King Island. You won’t just see lots of birds, including the 9 King Island subspecies and most of the Tasmanian endemics, in spring you also experience the wonderful wildflowers that adorn the island.
Booking flights and accommodation as early as possible is highly recommended.
This spring, as well as undertaking the spring surveys on the over 60 survey sites distributed across the island, we will be focussing on King Island’s two critically endangered subspecies – the King Island Brown Thornbill (at the top of the ‘next most likely Australian bird extinction’ list) and the King Island Scrubtit (3rd most likely next Australian bird extinction).
You may have heard, that after an intensive search in March, more of these birds were found than we had previously thought. Sadly however, their status did not
change and they both remain in the unenviable positions of 1st and 3rd.
Mark Holdsworth, an expert on both species, will be joining us in November. As well as a dinner talk on the Saturday evening, he will be undertaking a field trip and workshops providing the opportunities to learn and see these small, delightful little brown birds. Watch this space for more details over the next few weeks.
Registration for the 2019 Spring Surveys will open in mid-September.
We hope you will join us…