Bruny Island Environment Network

Bird Festival

Bruny Island Bird Festival

As it is increasingly looking like many of our mainland Australia bird loving friends may be unable to travel to Tasmania in 2021, the Festival has been moved to 25 – 27 March 2022.

This will be our first Autumn Bruny Bird Festival, and we are excited to embrace this new time of year for the Festival. March is an excellent time of year for birding in Tasmania.

With the fantastic news that we have just received funding from a Federal government tourism grant, we are moving forward with all the exciting science, conservation, community and creative events and activities planned for the March 2022 Bruny Island Bird Festival.
Thank you all for your ongoing enthusiasm, support and encouragement, we look forward to seeing you on beautiful Bruny Island in March 2022 to celebrate the wonderful birdlife of Tasmania.

Check out the Festival website for the latest news.

And immerse yourself in highlights of the 2018 Festival here.

Or browse many of the talks presented at the 2018 Festival are available here.


Poster for the 2016 Festival

The Bruny Island Bird Festival was first held in 2010 as a community celebration of the wonderful array of birdlife on the island.

The four day festival is jointly presented by the Bruny Island Environment Network, BirdLife Tasmania and Inala Nature Tours and draws on the wealth of knowledge and experience of experts in these groups to provide both an engaging and educative immersion in the natural delights of Bruny Island. Held every two years the voluntary run festival has become a much anticipated event by the community and visitors alike. Each festival brings new features as well as the long term favourites. Special Guest at the 2016 festival Michael Leunig opened the art exhibit with beautiful words. The 2016 festival brought an increased focus on activities for families and youth so there really was something for everyone.

Fundamental to the success of the past festivals has been the professionalism and expertise brought to the team by Dr Tonia Cochran of Inala, Dr Eric Woehler of Birdlife Tas and the tireless work of Marg Graham and Bob Graham of BIEN.

Our community and volunteers

As with so many such events the huge standout contributors is the band of tireless volunteers who give of their time, labour and brain power. Our grateful thanks to each and every one of you!