Oct 13 2017
We’re pleased to launch and incredible range of must have items for our silent auction for this year’s Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo.
Some of the items on this year’s list are among the most desirable bird and wildlife books in the world, including the complete “Handbook of the Birds of the World” and all six volumes of the “Handbook of the Mammals of the World”. You might even pick yourself up a day of birding with Sean Dooley!
Visit the silent auction, choose your lot number and prepare to make your bids at the coming Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo. All proceeds go to bird conservation in Australasia.
Oct 13 2017
The 2017 Program for the Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo is now available Get the Expo Program Check out all the events of the weekend and make sure that you book in for all the popular events prior to the Expo, like this one:
A special screening of an amazing new documentary ‘Secrets At Sunrise’
Secrets at Sunrise tells the fascinating story of a team of people working together to save one of the world’s rarest birds, the Western Ground Parrot. Filmmaker Jennene Riggs has spent the past three years following scientists from Department of Parks and Wildlife in remote Cape Arid National Park where the only known population of the critically endangered parrot survives, to Perth Zoo where attempts are under way to breed the birds in captivity.
The film captures the challenges of working in remote environments trying to save a cryptic bird whose numbers are likely less than 150 individuals. There are moments of high drama when a series of bush fires wipes out 90% of the last known habitat. Bookings are essential for this program – Book here.. All funds raised go to the Western Ground Parrot Recovery Program.
Here’s a sneak preview of the movie
Oct 10 2017
Oz Cranes has announced a photography competition to help support Crane conservation in Australia. The winning entry will best celebrate the beauty and behaviour of these magnificent birds.
Oz Cranes is offering $400 prize money and a full feature article on their website. In conjunction with the Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo, the winning iage will also be framed and included among the bird photography competition exhibition and silent auction. All proceeds from raised by that image will go to the threatened Brolga population. Find out more..
Sep 1 2017
The critically endangered Plains-wanderer is very unusual in having no close relatives anywhere in the world. In 2014 researchers ranked the world’s 9,993 species of bird in terms of their evolutionary distinctiveness and extinction risk. They placed the Plains-wanderer first among Australian birds and fourth in the world.
Aug 22 2017
The 2017 Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo photography competition has been launched with some great prizes up for grabs!
Swarovski, maker of the world’s most desired binoculars and spotting scopes, are sponsoring the overall winner’s prize this year: a pair of EL 8 x 32 binoculars. These are ideal for birding or wildlifing and will give the lucky winner many years of excellent service.
Aug 11 2017
Kerry Weston of the Department of Conservation, New Zealand, has praised the Australasian Bird and Wildlife Fair for its 2014 contribution of $10,000 towards the conservation of the New Zealand alpine rock wren (Xenicus gilviventris).
Jul 10 2017
The 2017 Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo will cater for every family and individual’s interest in birds and nature. Come and hear, see or be engaged in birding, wildlifing, learning about research, citizen science or an abundance of children’s activities.
Jun 19 2017
At this year’s Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo we will have a wide variety of community groups supported by councils and other levels of government from the greater Sydney region and beyond.
Other groups include wildlife special interest groups not only for birds, but also insects, bats, frogs and reptiles as well as native and garden plants to attract wildlife to your own little backyard oasis. This year the Birds in Backyards project will feature lots of tips for landscaping your garden and the sensible use of bird baths and feeders even if you don’t have a garden.
Stay tuned as we roll out a comprehensive roll out of exhibitors and activities which these groups will be supporting.
May 17 2017
We are pleased to say that preparations are well under way for this year’s Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo. The map below displays areas we have set up to cater for all exhibitors registered so far. These include three art galleries situated in the amazing historical armaments magazine.
We have also booked the main “Lecture Theatre” for lectures and talks by world experts on leading research and conservation efforts, as well as the smaller “Presentation Hall” for the use of eco tour and eco lodge operators to tempt people with slides, videos and talks about the birds and wildlife they have on offer for their clientele.