Identifying birds in the Cowra area

Ever wanted to identify and record the birds on and around your farm?

Can you pick your Grey-crowned Babbler from your White-browed Babbler?

Do you know which Pardalote is about by hearing just a call?

Want to know clues to finding and identifying the elusive Swift Parrot?

Central Tablelands Local Land Services and Birdlife Australia are inviting locals to come along to a free workshop to learn how to identify birds native to the Cowra region on April 24.

Leading the day will be BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Birds for Biodiversity project coordinator, Mick Roderick, who will be running a practical workshop focusing on many facets of local farm and woodland bird identification and monitoring.

The workshop will cover everything from how to separate similar species by sight and sound, the importance of call recognition and it will finish off with a visit to a local farm where participants will learn how to record a bird survey.

The workshop will be held on April 24 from 8am to 12pm at the Morongla Hall followed by a field visit to a local property a short drive from the hall.

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and morning tea will be provided. 

The workshop is free to attend but numbers are limited, so please register by April 16 – contact Ed Hogan on 0419 752 593 or

It's recommended that participants download and register with the Birdata app prior to attending the workshop.

More information can be found at

Please bring binoculars, notebook and pen, sunscreen, hat, enclosed walking shoes, drinking water and a bird field guide if you have one.