Workshop Description

Seeing small birds visit our gardens is becoming less common but there are changes we can make that will encourage them back.

This workshop will share some of the challenges small birds face in the urban environment and what can be done to invite them back to visit and maybe make a home.  A few of the local small bird champions will also be introduced.

Workshop Duration

  • Up to 1 ½ hours including Q&A time

What Participants Will Learn

  • Why small birds are becoming less common in our gardens
  • Garden styles and plant characteristics that small birds like
  • Simple changes in a garden that can encourage small birds to return

Topics Covered

  • Why small birds are becoming rare in urban environments
  • Threats and potential solutions
  • Habitat elements that small birds like
  • Garden structure for small birds
  • Indigenous plants to consider in a garden
  • Introduction to a sample of small birds
  • The challenge of bully and pest birds – somethings to try
  • Pets – their impact on native fauna and simple strategies to manage them

What is Provided by SGA

  • Presenter who will bring the presentation on a USB stick on the day
  • Class notes will be emailed for printing and handing out at the class

What is Provided by You

  • A suitable venue and set up for the class
  • Laptop / projector and screen for the presentation
  • Copies of notes and handouts for the class
  • Catering if desired

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