Bird Working Group

Woodland birds are declining due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and many are listed as threatened. Young District Landcare formed the Bird Working Group in 2016 with the aim of improving community awareness about the plight of woodland birds, and also to provide an activity for like-minded individuals that have an interest in native fauna.

The Bird Working Group was formed with the aim of increasing community awareness and providing people with an opportunity to be proactive in conserving native woodland birds through provision of resources about revegetation and regeneration of vegetation that benefits native birds, and by hosting events such as bird forums with expert speakers. In November 2016 we held our first event at Murringo Common where we recorded more than 35 species of birds.

Young District Landcare is also working with Council to develop Bird Trails of the Young Shire. The formation of bird trails in the district will not only provide an activity for locals but also attract visitors with an interest in bird watching, encouraging them to explore areas around Young and the surrounding villages.