2022 Festival Program - Ordered by type of event
( Book here )

Welcome to our 2022 Bruny Island Bird Festival Program, bursting at the seams with bird related events. 
Due to the added challenges of Covid we have a more streamlined selection of events and some numbers are necessarily smaller to fit covid guidelines.
Our community celebration of birdlife and nature is now in its 6th anniversary and we are proud of how it has become such a joyful and well loved Australian birding event.  Please take time to read through the program and absorb all the fantastic walks, lectures, workshops and events that will be part of the Festival.  We have done our very best to allow you to be able to attend a very diverse selection of activities over the 3 days, however you may have to plan carefully to fit in everything you wish to do.  
Remember there are many events that do not require a booking, and due to the generosity of our presenters and sponsors, they are often free or 'donation only' to attend.  The festival is diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all, no matter what your level of birding knowledge and interest may be.  We look forward to welcoming you to our very special Bruny Island Bird Festival on this unique and beautiful island.

Help plan your time at the festival with this Quick View Daily Event Chart - maybe print it out and circle the events you plant to attend to create your plan of campaign.  You can also look at the webpage where events are ordered by day and start time rather than by event type.

This will be a Covid safe event with venue check in, wearing masks inside, hand sanitizing and social distancing. It is a Tasmanian Government requirement to be fully vaccinated to enter a licensed event venue where it is likely people will be standing and drinking.

1. Birdwatching Tours

Birding Bruny Island - Inala Day Tour

Pink Robin - Cat Davidson - Bruny Island Bird FestivalFriday 25th: 8:30am - 5:00pm ( Guide Paul Brooks ) - 2 PLACES LEFT
Saturday 26th: 8:30am - 5:00pm ( Guide Ramit Singal ) - SOLD OUT
Sunday 27th: 8:30am - 5:00pm ( Guide Cat Young ) - SOLD OUT
Monday 28th now running 8.30 - 5.00pm ( Guide Nick Mooney ) - 2 PLACES LEFT

Meet at Adventure Bay Hall carpark

$200 pp. Bookings required. Max 6 people 

A day tour of Bruny Island with a specialist Inala tour guide at a special festival only price will give you a fantastic opportunity to explore the many diverse habitats of Bruny Island (including a visit to the Inala Private Reserve ) and discover a fantastic selection of birds.  You will learn about their calls, their identifying marks, their behaviours etc. The Inala guides know Bruny Island intimately and are overflowing with information about the flora, fauna, history, geology and seasonal rhythms of this remarkable island.

You will be travelling in an Inala vehicle throughout the day.
BYO lunch (Snacks and cold drinks provided)

Penguin & Shearwater Colony Tour

Eric Bounty Islands 9Mar19 2 smlFriday 25th 7pm - 8.30pm SOLD OUT

Saturday 26th 7pm - 8.30pm SOLD OUT  ( sorry you can't join the penguin tour, but now you can come to the wonderful evening of music at the Adventure bay hall - see the evening events tab )
Penguin Shearwater Tours 2022

Location: Meeting at The Neck Carpark
Guide: Dr Eric Woehler
$10 adult, Children under 12 and with an adult $5.
Bookings required. Max 15 per night

Join Dr Eric Woehler of BirdLife Tasmania and an Inala bird guide to visit the Little Penguin colony at The Neck.  Learn about and hopefully see Little Penguins as they make their way from the ocean back to their burrows after dark. You will also see the beautiful Short-tailed Shearwaters who breed at this site after their epic migration journey across the oceans from the Antarctic to the Arctic.
Wear weather appropriate clothing. Bring your own torch, red cellophane will be provided. ( will also be available at HQ in Adventure Bay )  NB: No flash photography.