Speaker series at the 2018 Bruny Island Bird Festival

Three solid days of talks by experts, researchers, enthusiasts and scientists gave plenty of food for thought, culminating in the provocative and irreverent talk by First Dog on the Moon (censored!).  The speaker series has become a much-loved feature of the Bird Festival and links to many of the talks are found below.

Oration on the intellect of threatened species by First Dog

Tonia Cochran – What really happens at Inala

Kaylene Allan Cat management on Bruny

Fi Hume – Spots or stripes

Shannon Troy – Orange bellied parrots

Scott Whitemore – Machine learning birdsong

Sarah Lloyd – Sex and the spring dawn chorus

Ruth Mollison – Elizabeth Gould

Matthew Fielding – Ravens

Craig Webb – Rescue to Release Workshop

Clare Hawkins – Where where wedgies

CHRIS TZAROS – Out of the Blue Bruny Bird Festival 2018

Angela Hansen – Quackipedia

Andrew Hingston – Swift Parrots and invasive species

Adan Cisterne – Masked Owl research

 

KC Environment Fund information sessions.

Come along to chat with Nicholas Alexander from Kingborough Council about the recently announced $800,000 Environment Fund.  Have your project ideas for your property ready .

Session 1. Dennes Point Hall – 11.00am

Session 2. Adventure Bay-  2pm  at Bruny Bowls Club

BIEN Committee Meeting

First Committee meeting for 2019 will be held on Sunday 17th February. All members are welcome to attend. We will be meeting at the picnic shelter at the beginning of Mavista Falls walk. Bring your own chair, snack or lunch and a cup for coffee. Optional walk up the falls track after meeting.

Contact Marg bien.network@gmail.com  for agenda

 

Bruny Island Cat Management Project May 2018 Update

For the latest information about the various activities happening on Bruny Island in relation to feral and domestic cat management see the document here by Kaylene Allan, Cat Management Officer at Kingborough Council.


Topics covered in this update are:

  • Control of stray and feral cats
  • Management of domestic cats
    – Bruny Island Cat By-law to be introduced June 2019.
    – Bruny Island Aboriginal Community Ranger program
  • Monitoring and research
    – Surveys of Short-tailed Shearwaters, Little Penguins and Hooded Plovers
    – Investigating feral cats and other predators at the Neck
    – Tracking feral cats at the Neck Game Reserve and feral cat density and distribution on North Bruny
    – Investigating the diet of feral cats at the Neck
    – Cat management feasibility study
    – Future research.

The Bruny Island Cat Management Project is
generously supported by many partners