Australian Plants Society (Victoria)

Promoting the Appreciation and Preservation of Australian Plants

Everything about Australian Birds

National Bird Week 2017 is celebrated from Monday 23 – Sunday 29 October. Please register and join in the celebration at RBGV Cranbourne Gardens. This will be an excellent workshop!

There is a very rich and important relationship between Australian birds and Australian plants and this aspect will be explored during this Workshop.

We have been able to, gain a range of experienced interested presenters who will lead us to a greater understanding of Australian birds, their behaviour, their requirements and their conservation.

From 7:30 am there will be an optional opportunity to participate in the “What Bird is That?” presentation conducted by BirdLife Australia’s Mornington Peninsula branch in the Cranbourne bushland, followed by a tasty breakfast.

10 am:  Morning refreshments in the Australian Garden Auditorium.

10:30 am:  Presentations begin and subjects include:

  • Overview of Australian birds
  • Evolutionary/social history in connecting birds, animals, nature and people
  • Behaviour, ecology, colour and sexual attraction
  • Status of the Helmeted Honeyeater, Victoria’s bird emblem
  • Photographing birds
  • Illustrating birds
  • Bird habitat in gardens
  • Australian birds in art and craft.


7:30 – 9 am (includes Breakfast) Session and 10 am – 3 pm Presentations Session

RBG/Cranbourne Members $80
Non-members $90
Students $40

10 am – 3 pm Presentations Session in Auditorium only

RBG/Cranbourne Members $60
Non-members $75
Students $30

Register and pay via the Booking Form available at:

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