Join our community
Join the Bio·R team for a fun morning interacting with the native birdlife of Monarto. Take part in recording critical data that will ensure their long-term survival.
What is bird banding?
Bird banding involves fitting bands with unique numbers onto the legs of wild birds. Once banded, the lives of individual birds can be tracked through time. We use this technique to determine how birds are using revegetated woodland habitat in South Australia.
Why is it important?
Each bird species has particular habitat requirements. If we want to help our birds, we need to know exactly what to plant, how to arrange the plantings, and at what scale we must reconstruct new habitat so it will best benefit species in need.
By allowing us to track the lives of individual birds of many species, long-term banding studies give us an idea of how long different birds live, whether they move around the landscape, and how they use the plants within that landscape.
Location: Frahns Farm, Monarto
Date: May 29
Time: Session 1 (8am – 10am) and Session 2 (10am – 12pm)
Note: there is an optional 60 minute tour of plantings immediately after each session.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people and respect their elders past, present and emerging. We appreciate the Ngarrindjeri people’s innate and deep spiritual connection with the land and waters of this region and aspire to work alongside the them in taking care of land and community.
News & events
Mercury CX and Amnesty International Australia presents Transcend, an Australian-first, socially-conscious documentary screening program.
Thanks in part to two mild and slightly wetter than average summers, the revegetation areas from 2019, 2020 and 2021 are looking quite spectacular.
In this first of our series of articles profiling our regular Bio·R volunteers, we meet Johanna, Myall and their child Jarrah, who have been involved with us for a number of years, particularly in and around our planting festivals.