Launch of Woodland Bird brochure

bird-brochureThe Woodland birds of Central Victoria brochure was recently launched at a late afternoon event in The Hub garden, Castlemaine. The large gathering was addressed by Connecting Country director Chris Timewell, Connecting Country’s Habitat for Bush Birds Project Coordinator Tanya Loos, and Geoff Park of Natural Newstead fame who launched the brochure.

The brochure is organised into three main sections: birds of Intact Habitat, birds of Modified Habitat and birds of Transition Habitat. There are many wonderful bird photos in each of these sections as well as a photo of each landscape. Another panel in the brochure covers the ‘feathered five’ (Diamond Firetail, Brown Treecreeper, Hooded Robin, Painted Button-quail and Jacky Winter).  These five species have been chosen as ambassadors for Connecting Country’s ten-year Woodland Bird Action Plan.

This compact resource will be an invaluable guide to local people who are interested in bird identification.

The brochures are available at the Connecting Country office in The Hub, the Mount Alexander Shire Information Centre and Stoneman’s Bookroom. You could also try the EnviroShop (325 Barker Street, Castlemaine).

Chris Timewell, Tanya Loos and Geoff Park addressing the gathering at the launch. Photos: John Ellis

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