White-bellied sea-eagle. Credit: Luke Paterson, NT Bird Specialists
Kakadu Bird Week 2020
Kakadu National Park is a bird lover’s paradise – home to more than a third of Australia’s bird species, Kakadu is the perfect place to discover and learn all about the unique species of birds living in this magical part of the world, which is dual World Heritage listed for both its natural and cultural values.
This year, Bird Week is a little different. You can join us ‘virtually’ or ‘on-park’ to experience the wonders of birdlife in Kakadu with Bininj/Mungguy, leading bird experts and research scientists.
Enjoy a host of exciting activities online, including birdwatching, wetlands cruises, Aboriginal cultural experiences and much more!
For those lucky enough to join us at Kakadu, come along on a birdwatching adventure to remember, and support the fantastic local businesses and tour operators here at the park.
Whether you’re a twitcher or you can’t tell the difference between a magpie goose and a pigeon, a local joining us at the park or tuning in from across the globe, there is something for everyone during Kakadu Bird Week.
During Bird Week, visitors and viewers are treated to specialist lectures, cultural events and some of Australia's best birdwatching.
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Go birding in a
World Heritage area
26–27 September 2020 — Yellow Water Region
Join renowned Australian bird guide Luke Paterson to explore the internationally-significant Yellow Water region including a dedicated 2-hour Kakadu Bird Week birdwatching sunset cruise on Yellow Water Billabong.
2–3 October 2020 — 2 Gregory Place, Jabiru, NT
Irene Henry and Harold Goodman are partners and master artists of bird sculptures, they both live at the Kakadu Outstation of Mamukala, a bird dreamscape. Irene’s family are from Tiwi islands, which are represented through her artistic narrative of painting.
See birds from the wetlands to the stone country
5.30–6.30 pm, 3 October 2020 — Facebook Live event
Visitors and viewers can discover and learn about the unique bird species which call Kakadu home as they sit back and enjoy a sunset birdwatching boat ride with local guides and renowned Australian bird guide Luke Paterson.
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