Harry Sadler, author of the new book The Eastern Curlew, is traveling from Melbourne to Shoalhaven Heads to talk at the first Bird Haven Festival.
Every year around August, large flocks of Eastern Curlews leave their breeding grounds in the Arctic and embark on a perilous 10,000km journey to the coast of Australia. The birds cannot swim; if they become exhausted and fall into the ocean, they die. But it’s a journey they have taken for tens of thousands of years, tracing invisible flyways in the sky in what is one of the most spectacular mass migrations in the animal kingdom.
Harry will arrive shortly after the Eastern Curlews arrive for their annual sojourn in The Heads.