In spring and autumn every year, the Upper Hopkins Land Management Group hosts bird watching events. The purpose of the monitoring is to record the presence of each species of bird and make comparisons among years.
Woodland birds are a diverse and important group that can tell us about the health of the environment. Unfortunately, they are facing a number of severe challenges and twenty percent of species are now listed as threatened or endangered.
These events are led by a guest expert bird watchers who assist the group with identification. Participants develop bird identification skills and knowledge about bird ecology and life history. Landholders are encouraged to use these skills to monitor birds on their own properties.
The monitoring project is supported by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA.