We held our first Committee meeting for the year this week in Parkes.
It was a lovely opportunity to catch up with the Committee and discuss our plans for 2021.
We already have many workshops and events planned, including our two upcoming workshops in March and April with a focus on two species of birds, The Glossy Black Cockatoo and the Swift Parrot.
The Glossy Black is listed as a Threatened Species. For those of you who are not across the classifications, a Threatened listing means that the plant or animal species is likely to become Endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Endangered species are those that have become so rare that they are in danger of becoming extinct.
The Swift Parrot is listed Nationally as Critically Endangered. So, this workshop, with guest speaker, Matt Cameron is a fantastic chance to learn more about their migration and food sources.
We have been overwhelmed with the response to our workshops. Numbers for both workshops have been capped.
A reserve list forming for the Glossy Black Workshop with Warren Chad (Chaddy) and I am now able to accept a further 10 people to join us, so if you had been thinking about it and thought you would book in at the last minute…don’t!
We will not be accepting walk-ins on the day due to COVID-19 restrictions….and, it is just a basic courtesy that the virus has sadly had to remind us of.
Bookings for both events are available online via StickyTickets. Links are in our social media and on our website, or just go to the StickyTickets website and type in ‘Swift Parrot’ or ‘Glossy Black’.
These workshops are possible with the support of the Local Land Services through the Making Central Inland Glossies Great Again project, funded by the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program and the NSW Environmental Trust
The Swift Parrot Workshop is funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Both are held with the support of Parkes Shire Council and the Lachlan Valley Branch of the National Parks Association.
These workshops are a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our local birdlife and wildlife in general and also an opportunity to find out more about the unique habitat that these birds live in.