Discovery of Birds CityEast College

Course Outline

How can we create bird-friendly spaces in our backyards, community gardens and parks? What do they need to live, breed and bring up their families? Birds find their food, shelter, water and nesting sites in a natural environment, but what about in our backyards? We’ll learn some design tricks to create suitable habitat for birds using plants, ponds and other elements. We’ll also learn about their food and shelter needs.

To help us learn how to identify birds we’ll take a tour of the Randwick Environment Park with our telescopes and binoculars.

Ideal for

Anyone with an interest in learning more about ecology and how to identify and attract small birds to their garden. Absolute beginners as well as experienced bird watchers are welcome.

Outcomes:

Identify the most common smaller birds that we would like to attract into our gardens
Observe a range of habitats and their use by different species
Explain why Sydney has a predominance of larger birds
Describe how to add bird attracting features to our gardens.

About the tutor

Randwick City Council has developed the Randwick Sustainability Hub demonstrating examples of sustainable living. The site is surrounded by 13 hectares of the Randwick Environment Park which is home to a high diversity of birds. A habitat trail is being developed to show examples of how to create habitat for birds and other small animals in our gardens.

Classes

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Discovery of Birds

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