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Listening for Lyrebirds - SUNDAY SESSION in Waratah Bay

When and where?

14th Jul 2024, 6:00am-10:00am



About the Event

Listening listening Listening……… is time for the Annual Lyrebird Count again!

Join us as we walk, listen and track lyrebirds!

WHEN : Sunday 14th July, 6.00am - 10.00am

WHERE : Waratah Bay - location to be confirmed at the briefing session on Friday 12th in your issued listening kit. 

Please register for the briefing event separately.


Now in its 11th year, the Annual Lyrebird Count is an initiative by a group of local volunteers who monitor lyrebird activity in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, South Gippsland. Each year, the group spend 2 short, early morning stints over a weekend listening and recording the location of Menura novaehollandiae - the superb lyrebird. This year, we would love for you to join us. Training is provided, and newcomers are paired with experienced listeners and recorders.

The Annual Lyrebird Count weekend includes 3 sessions - a volunteer briefing on Friday 12th July, followed by dawn listening sessions on both Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th. On Sunday, we head out in pairs or small groups to walk & listen out for our local lyrebirds, followed by a community breakfast at the Waratah Bay Reserve.

Important Note: to participate in this count, you will need to attend the briefing and information session on Friday 12th July and collect a kit. Please register for the briefing session event separately. If you are unable to come to the Friday night briefing, but would like to participate in the listening events please also reach out to Marg on 0488592725

BRING : warm clothing, sturdy footwear, wet weather gear, hand torch, head torch, water bottles, a pen and of course, your listening ears!

COST: While this is a FREE event, donations will be warmly accepted to help cover costs.

CONTACT: Your contact for this event is Marg Watson 0488592725

Hope to see you there !


Prom Coast Ecolink is a community-driven initiative to preserve and protect our natural environment through collaboration and connection.

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