GreenWay Birdos are flying

25 February, 2019
Tawny frogmouths
Tawny frogmouths

 

Silvereyes, Spotted Pardalotes, Superb Fairy Wrens, Tawny Frogmouths and Dollar Birds are just some of the birds seen on regular GreenWay Birdos walks organised by the Inner West Environment Group.

The first walks took place in 2016 and focussed on the southern section of the GreenWay around Dulwich Hill. In 2017 a northern walk was added along Hawthorne Canal and a third group called the Mudlarks will start walking in March from the southern end of the GreenWay along the Cooks River.

IWEG GreenWay Birdos co-founder Jo Blackman says: 

“Birdwatching is a great way for ‘citizen scientists’ to make a real contribution to our knowledge of Australian birds, including endangered species and migration patterns. After each GreenWay Birdos walk we log our data on the Atlas of Living Australia data base, which is often used to inform local planning and development decisions here in the Inner West. It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and explore hidden green parts of the Inner West which you never knew existed”.
 

Walks typically take place every fortnight, starting at 7.30am on weekdays (Tuesday or Wednesday) and on Saturday. Walks last for about two hours and often include a visit to a local cafe near the GreenWay. Binoculars and bird guides are available.
 

Dollar birds and superb fairy wren
Dollar Birds and Superb Fairy Wren

 

Upcoming GreenWay Birdos walks:


Dulwich Hill

4th Saturday of the month
Meet at 7.30am at Waratah Mills Light Rail stop (outgoing platform)
Next walks scheduled for 23 March and 27 April

Hawthorne Canal 

2nd Wednesday of the month
Meet at 7.30am at Taverners Hill Light Rail Stop (outgoing platform)
Next walks scheduled for 13 March and 10 April

For more details on the Hawthorne Canal and Dulwich Hill walks contact Jo at joathome@bigpond.net.au

Cooks River 

2nd Tuesday of the month
Meet at 7am at Lang Road/Cooks River Bridge, Hurlstone Park
Next walks scheduled for 12 March and 9 April

For more details on the Cooks River Mudlarks walk contact Jennifer at mhcdi1@bigpond.com
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