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2019: OUR FESTIVAL GROWS

With the success of our fledgling Festival in 2018, we are now planning our Festival for 2019. It will be held 18-20 October, in the leadup to National Bird Week.


Celebrating an epic journey

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.

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The village of Shoalhaven Heads

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.

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Our partners

We thank the following organisations for seed funding and other support for our fledgling event:

Shoalhaven Heads Bowling & Recreation Club

Located in the heart of our village, the Bowlo is hosting our film night and is a great place to eat while here

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Bangalay Luxury Villas

The newest resort on the South Coast is also its most stylish. A great place to stay and eat while you’re here for the Festival.

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The Heads Hotel

Watch the birds while relaxing with a beer at the Heads Hotel. Great location by the river to enjoy lunch, or check out their accommodation options.

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Birdlife Australia

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.

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Shoalhaven City Council

The Council is keen to help position Shoalhaven Heads as a place for birders to visit throughout the year.

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