The Bird Haven Festival was a huge success in 2018 and 2019, bringing hundreds of people
together in Shoalhaven Heads to celebrate birds and learn more about their behaviour, habitat and conservation.
We are thrilled to be back again in 2022!
This October BirdLife Shoalhaven will be running three Festival events in three venues to coincide with the Aussie Backyard Bird Count.
Saturday 15 October, 2 to 4pm, at the Ulladulla Civic Centre – ‘Birds for Beginners – The weird
and wonderful life of birds’
If you are an aspiring birdwatcher, come to hear about the skills you’ll need to identify birds and learn some fun facts
along the way. Afterwards you will be able to do your first Aussie Backyard Bird Count, as part of BirdLife Australia’s annual bird survey. Admission will be free.
Wednesday 19 October, 3 to 6pm, at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum in Huskisson – ‘Guided
bird walks to build your bird identification skills in the field’
If you want to improve your–– bird identification skills, this is the perfect opportunity. Experienced birdwatchers will
take you on a bird walk in the Museum grounds and surrounding bushland to see what birds you can find. The bird
walks will be free.
Saturday 22 October, 11am to 5pm, at the Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club – ‘Bird Haven
Festival 2022 Conference’
This is an ideal opportunity to hear leading ornithologists and researchers speak about their work in bird conservation
and the ecology of some of our bird species. A full list of speakers will be released in June when tickets go on sale,
initially to members of BirdLife Shoalhaven and other bird groups.
More details will be released soon, but in the meantime please put these dates in your diary.
We are delighted that BirdLife Shoalhaven is organising these events to get the Festival back on the birding calendar.
Meanwhile plans are underway to make the Festival an even bigger celebration of Shoalhaven’s birds in 2023.