What bird is that? Join a guided tour on Mount Panorama

FEATHERED FRIEND: A grey butcherbird spotted in Albens Reserve on Mount Panorama. Photo: PHIL BLATCH
FEATHERED FRIEND: A grey butcherbird spotted in Albens Reserve on Mount Panorama. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

LOCAL naturalist Tiffany Mason will lead a guided bird watching walk through Albens Reserve on Mount Panorama later this month.

The walk will wander through the open woodland area from 7.30am on Thursday, April 26.

Mayor Graeme Hanger said it would be is a great way to see a range of local bird species up close.

“Not often do we get a chance to learn about the wonderful wildlife that lives at our backdoor and contribute to our knowledge of local bird populations at the same time,” Cr Hanger said.

All birds observed during the walk will be uploaded to the national bird count app, Birdata, which becomes a permanent record of birds in the Bathurst region.

“The guided bird walk is also an opportunity to wander through Albens Reserve, a threatened native woodland that is normally not open to the general public”, Cr Hanger said.

The last bird walk in October last year recorded hundreds of birds from 36 species. Walkers are asked to bring clothing suitable for the weather, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, water and a pair of binoculars if you have them. The walk will be followed by a morning tea.

Access to Albens Reserve is between 106 and 112 Mountain Straight, Mount Panorama. For more information visit the @sustainablebathurst Facebook page or phone 6333 6217.