Celebrating National Bird Week 2017

Celebrating National Bird Week 2017

Byron Bird Buddies Celebrating National Bird Week 2017

National Bird Week full program (click here)

22nd to 29th October – Program

For the past thirteen years, during Bird Week, we have been celebrating birds of our shire in someway; this year we have invited local artists to contribute art works to a Birds of Byron Art Exhibition Trail. We have also planned some walks and presentations close to the venues where the art is displayed so you can visit these after the walks – other walks are far a field. So, please join us for the opening on Sunday at Bangalow, register for some of the walks at the Opening or on-line, attend a presentation and please visit the venues where a number of local artists have their impressions and stories of our feathered friends on display for you to enjoy.

So, during the week Byron Bird Buddies will be exploring some of the locations highlighted in our brochure “Birds of Byron Shire” which was launched this year. The brochure can be downloaded from our website www.byronbirdbuddies.com.au .

Some days will be an all day affair with some long walks but each walk will be limited to 15 people so please register by contacting byronbirdbuddy@gmail.com or phoning 0428864378.

If you wish to do your own thing, become a citizen scientist and join thousand of people during National Bird Week 2017 by surveying your own backyard, local park or favorite open space as BirdLife Australia are again running the project “Aussie Backyard Bird Count”. You can register for the project by downloading the AP from http://aussiebirdcount.org.au

We will also be uploading survey results to this project.

What To Bring on the Walks – Always wear covered shoes, wear a hat and bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Unless otherwise stated bring something to eat for morning or afternoon tea and lunch if it’s over the lunch period.


  • Sunday 22nd 1pm – OPENING Bangalow Heritage HouseAshton Street off Bangalow Road at the east end of town. Activities will involve a short walk on the Byron Creek Walking Track (Brochure Walk No. 4), Bird Art Display, guest speakers and kid’s activities. Refreshments provided – a gold donation appreciated. All welcome.


  • Monday – 23rd 8am-12md – Mullumbimby Heritage Park and River Walk (Brochure Walk No.19) Meet at end of Stewarts St. for a walk along the river and view the Bird Art display at the Council, Library & Ex-Servicemen’s Club


  • Tuesday – 24th – 8am -12md – Suffolk Park Pedestrian /Bike Track (Brochure Walk No. 2). Meet at entrance to bike track off Broken Head Road – north-end of Byron Holiday Park opposite golf course. Limited parking and busy road so take care. Consider parking at Golf Course and walk back. View Bird Art Display at the Byron Library


  • Wednesday – 25th10am-11amByron Bay Library – Presentation “Birds of Byron Shire” and Art Display. Meet at the library. After presentation, view Art Display and a short walk looking for birds in the nearby bush.


  • Thursday – 26th – 8am-2pm – Goonengerry National Park (NP) (Brochure Walk No 22) Meet in the NP carpark end of Garrong Road – access off Coolamon Scenic Drive at the top of the range into Mill Road then into Garrong Rd. Car pool if necessary at Goonengerry School.


  • Friday – 27th – 8am – 2pm – SeaPeace Property – monitoring for birds on a private property at Ewingsdale – Participation by request or invitation. View Art Display at the Cavanbah Centre.

  • Saturday – 28th – 10am – Murwillumbah Community Centre, Knox Park- near Skate Park – Presentation “Birds of Tweed Shire” – Tweed Landcare 20th celebration activity. Art Class demonstration with Jeff Gant before presentation.


  • Sunday – 29th 8am – 3pm – Byron Wetlands – Morning walk & Afternoon Presentation. (Brochure Walk No 9) Walk starts 8am – 12md & Presentation starts at 2pm. Meet at the gate for the 8am walk -people can gain entry with their keys; for people without keys the gate will be opened at 7.45 and closed at 08.00 am. For the presentation the gate will be opened between 1.45pm & 2pm – if you are late please phone 0428864378. Cost – a plate of nibbles to share but bring your own lunch if staying all day. BBB will provide tea & coffee. The PowerPoint presentation will be of the Resident Shorebirds of Byron Shire and limited to 30 people so please register. View Art Display at the Cavanbah Centre.


Venues for Bird Art Exhibition – 22nd to 29th October

Byron Shire Council – 70 Station St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 – (02) 6626 7000
Map Ref – https://goo.gl/maps/q75zaoGPKjD2

Opening Times – 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday


Byron Bay Library – Middleton St & Lawson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481 – (02) 6685 8540

Map Ref – https://goo.gl/maps/cB1yXW9r95N2

Opening Times – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am– 5.00pm – Thursday 9.30am – 7pm

Saturday 9.00am–12 noon


Bangalow Heritage House – Address & Contact – Deacon St & Ashton Street, Bangalow NSW 2479 – (02) 6687 2183

Map Ref – https://goo.gl/maps/PibrpL3bv3u

Opening Times – Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Note – Closed Saturday, Sunday & Monday – but special opening on Sunday 22nd at 1:00pm for BBB Bird Week Opening


Cavanbah Sports Centre – 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481 (02) 6685 5911

Map Ref – https://goo.gl/maps/VzfBtD6BRJG2

Opening Times – Monday to Friday -8am–9:30pm – Saturday-9am–4pm & Sunday-9:30am–4pm


Mullumbimby Library – 70-90 Station St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 – (02) 6684 2992

Map Ref – https://goo.gl/maps/B6bNris2Fom

Opening Times – Monday to Friday 9.30am–5pm – Saturday 9:00am–12 noon


Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club Art-Cube58 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 – (02) 6684 2533
Map Ref – https://goo.gl/maps/C26rWAj7vLr

Opening Times – 7 days a week 10am–11:30pm