Hear a tail or two about waterbirds

Did you know that Sydney Olympic Park is made up of 430 hectares of wetlands, woodlands and parks?

Our Waterbird Refuge is just one of our wetlands hotspots and hosts both resident and migratory waterbirds including Red-necked Avocet, Black-winged Stilts and many species of duck.

waterbirds in flight

Image courtesy of Dr Kate Brandis

To discover the importance of wetlands and waterbirds, come along to our free Life in the Park short talks event on Sunday 28th August. You’ll hear from several specialists in their various fields of ecology, including Dr Kate Brandis, who is a research fellow at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW and ANSTO.

She shares: “wetlands are habitats that are critical for Australia’s waterbirds; however they are under threat from reduced river flows and flooding, drought, climate change and land use changes.”

You’ll hear her talk about how you can help turn the tide by simply collecting wetland bird feathers you find on the ground or in the water from inland wetlands across Australia, taking part in the Feather Map of Australia Project.

Here’s what you need to know before flocking to this event:

What: Life in the Park

When: 10am – 12pm, Sunday 28 August

Where: Education Centre, Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park

Learn more about Life in the Park and the Feather Map of Australia Project 


Customer Service Officer, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

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