2020 National Bird Week

On Saturday 24th October 2020, Marija VK5FMAZ and I activated two parks: Tolderol Game Reserve VKFF-1752 and the Ferries McDonald Conservation Park VKFF-0881. This coincided with 2020 National Bird Week.

This year National Bird Week was held between 19th to 25th October 2020. The event is hosted by Birdlife Australia and it is a chance to celebrate Australia’s diverse and unique bird species. We are privileged in Australia to be home to more than 800 bird species, with 45% of these found nowhere else in the world.

National Bird Week can trace its origins back to the early 1900s when the 28th October was designated by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union as the first ‘Bird Day’.

As was the case in previous years, the VKFF program had a special certificate on offer to any VKFF activator who headed out into the field that week to activate a VKFF reference.

This year’s certificate features a Striated Pardalote which I photographed in the Bullock Hill Conservation Park. The smaller photos which I took in the Bullock Hill Conservation Park and the Cox Scrub Conservation Park show a Silvereye, a Golden Whistler, a Striated Thornbill, and a New Holland Honeyeater.

Thank you to all the VKFF activators who took part in this special week. I have started emailing out your certificate. I hope you like it.


QORF, 2020, <https://qorf.org.au/whats-on/national-bird-week/>, viewed 3rd November 2020

umwelt, 2020, <https://www.umwelt.com.au/national-bird-week-2020/#:~:text=National%20Bird%20Week%20is%20underway,diverse%20and%20unique%20bird%20species.>, viewed 3rd November 2020.

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