COG’s 50th Anniversary Program

COG is 50 years old this year! Join in the special activities planned or participate in a year-long survey of our
Bird Of The Year, the Gang-gang Cockatoo.

Details and dates of individual activities will be published here as they come to hand.



Full Anniversary Program


Starting in February

Bird of the Year: Gang-gang Cockatoo


Bird of the Year Official Launch – 13 March 2014 10am

A new Guide Map to Canberra Birds


SPOT THAT BIRD #1 – free beginners’ bird walk


A public Bird Forum

A Members-only bird photo competition

SPOT THAT BIRD #2 – free beginners’ bird walk


A special edition of Canberra Bird Notes


– culminating in –

 A Gala Night of events at Gold Creek Homestead on

Saturday 22 November 2014


– and –

Talks on COG’S evolution at each monthly meeting until November

Special media focused bird surveys of important bird localities in Canberra

TV, radio and print media promotions

New COG merchandise


Neil Hermes spreads the word on Queanbeyan Community Radio in February