2018 Festival Program
Welcome to our 2018 Bruny Island Bird Festival Program, bursting at the seams with bird related events.
Our community celebration of birdlife and nature is now on its 5th 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 4 days, however you may have to plan carefully to fit in everything you wish to do. For this reason, we are leaving a two week pause before we allow bookings, giving you time to read everything and make a plan. On July 20th - the booking page will be officially opened and it will be, 'first come, first served' for all the events. 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.
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Birding Bruny Island - Day Tour
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st: 8:30am - 5:00pm (Monday if enough interest)
$190 pp. Bookings required. Min 6 people Max 8
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
BYO lunch (Snacks and cold drinks provided).
Bruny Island Seabird Cruise
Friday 19th October, 11:00am - Bruny Island Cruises, 1005 Adventure Bay Road, Adventure Bay
The Bird Festival joins forces with multi-award-winning Bruny Island Cruises exploring the edge of the majestic Southern Ocean and Bruny Island’s abundant coastal sea life. This specialist birding cruise will commence along the Bruny Island coastline, showcasing amazing scenery and offering a unique guided experience with Bird Festival expert seabird specialists: Paul Brooks and Dr Eric Woehler, who are passionate about birds. Expect to see inshore seabirds – gannets, shearwaters, gulls and terns – and we hope to see some of the oceanic species - albatrosses, petrels and prions – and hear about them through the lens of our expert guides as they seek out the best possible birding experiences. Expect also to see abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and maybe even whales migrating back to their summer feeding grounds.
Penguin & Shearwater Colony Tour
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st - 7.15pm for 7:30pm departure,
Join an Inala bird guide and Dr Eric Woehler of BirdLife Tasmania to visit the Little Penguin colony at The Neck. Learn about and hopefully see Little Penguins
Wear weather appropriate clothing. Bring your own torch, red cellophane will be provided. NB: No flash photography.
Note: The colony area may be under construction up to and possibly during the festival. We have been granted special permission for access for these
Pre & Post Festival Tours
Price:$2,800 per person twin share ($175 / $390 single supplement)
Please note: You cannot book these tours through the the festival booking page.