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Katherine's bird festival opens today

posted 27-Sep-2018

Katherine is a destination for everyone, including 240 beautiful feathered species that live on land, in the water and in the air. Nitmiluk together with Manbulloo Campground will be hosting Katherine’s first ever bird festival from September 27 – September 30 in celebration of the diverse birdlife that is just waiting to be discovered.

Offering a range of daily bird talks, bird walks and cruises, bird activities, information sessions, and events such as nocturnal bird watching, there’s something for everyone during this festival and it’s open to all ages. 

Daily free presentations including an information session about 'Birds in the Cultural Landscape' hosted by Bird Specialists, Mick Jerram and Marc Gardner. Tours and activities will include guided bird walks in multiple locations.

Enjoy an early morning guided cruise at Nitmiluk Gorge spotting birds by the water while having breakfast, head for a bush walk and end the day indulging in delicious canapés at sunset at Manbulloo Campground. 

“No matter where you go in Australia, (or the world in fact), there is always the presence of birds. They are wonderfully diverse and have adapted to all types of environment.  Sometimes they are amusing, interesting, beautiful to watch or even annoying but they are mostly captivating. Katherine is in the heart of Australia's Savanna Woodlands which is a literal HOTSPOT for birds and you can’t help but be intrigued by the many species which have adapted to live here” Mick Jerram says.

If you haven’t signed up this fantastic event, we highly recommend you do as spots are limited. For more details on the full program about the Katherine Bird festival including timetables and other events information, visit our website visitkatherine.com.au/events or call 08 8972 2650.