36 species of migratory shorebird fly annually to Australia and New Zealand for their non-breeding, or overwintering, season, and breed in the northern hemisphere above the Arctic Circle. The route they take between their breeding and non-breeding grounds twice annually is called the East-Asian Australasian Flyway. Shoalhaven Heads is honoured to be a destination.
Nestled between Coolangatta Mountain, the Shoalhaven River, Seven Mile Beach National Park and the Pacific Ocean, each year the sleepy village of Shoalhaven Heads is the destination of migratory birds from the Northern Hemisphere.
Without the strong encouragement and support of Birdlife Australia, and the local Birdlife Shoalhaven, this Festival wouldn’t be about to fly. We thank them for their generosity in sharing their expertise and love of birds.