ANBG beginners

Sat 20 May 2023 09:15am

Anthony Overs

Saturday 20 May- Australian National Botanic Gardens – beginners’ outing

This morning walk will be the first for 2023 aimed specifically to help beginners and new members identify birds and to learn about their behaviour and calls. The Botanic Gardens are especially suitable for such an outing, as they allow the opportunity to observe a range of local bush birds in a variety of habitats. Due to the available food supply they are also a relative haven for birds during late autumn/winter. Anthony Overs will lead this outing, which will consist of a stroll through this lovely part of Canberra for a couple of hours. Meet at 9.15am at the ANBG bus shelter. Registration is essential; please provide your name and mobile phone number, as well as an emergency contact name and number. Book your place with Anthony (0419202155, or, who will be happy to discuss whether this outing is suitable for you. Please make sure to bring your binoculars and field guide. If you do not have binoculars, please let me know as COG can supply you with a pair to use on the day.

Note that the aim of the walk is to introduce you to bird-watching, not bird photography, so please leave your camera at home.

Anthony Overs

Post event report

Anthony Overs led yet another well-attended outing at the ANBG, with Mark C and myself assisting. After ensuring everyone knew how to use binoculars, we ventured up the road next to the new banksia area, with good views of Red Wattlebirds, Eastern Spinebills and New Holland Honeyeaters enjoying the spectacular banksias and other flowers.


Sandra Henderson

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