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Public Forum on Urban Bird Conservation

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Holme Building (A09) - The Refectory

Science Road

University of Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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* Please note, venue has now changed to The Refectory (in the Holme Building) at the University of Sydney, in order to accommodate more attendees. The Holme Building can be accessed via Science Road *


Urban birds are all around us, yet they often fly under the radar.

The urban landscape is a busy place. A huge number of people affect what happens in it – from the home gardener, to local councils, planners and developers. BirdLife Australia is convening a series of meetings to create a health scorecard for our urban birds, prioritise threats to their ongoing health and create a shared commitment to the work needed to secure their future.

Join BirdLife Australia and partners at a public forum to hear about our work and talk to us about what is needed to conserve Sydney’s birdlife. Your input will help us shape our new Urban Bird Conservation Action Plan.



6:30pm
Venue opens, refreshments (non-alcoholic)

6:50pm
Welcome to the forum and Acknowledgement of Country (Pip Walsh, Community Solutions & Monica Awasthy, BirdLife Australia)

7:00pm
Introduction: Why are urban birds important? (Holly Parsons, BirdLife Australia)
Meet the team - BirdLife Australia and our partners, select speed talks

  • The Powerful Owl Project (Beth Mott, BirdLife Australia)
  • Communities and councils in urban conservation (TBD)
  • Urban greenspace management (Amy Hahs, University of Melbourne)
  • Policy barriers to nature-based solutions (Oisín Sweeney, National Parks Association of NSW)

7:10pm
What is Open Standards and Conservation Action Planning? (Pip Walsh, Community Solutions)
The Urban Bird Conservation Action Plan so far (Monica Awasthy, BirdLife Australia)

  • What bird groups are we focussed on and how are they faring?
  • What are the threats facing birds in Sydney?
  • What are we doing next and how can you help?

7:30pm
Q & A, open discussion over refreshments, (presenters will circulate)

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University of Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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