Interested in birds, photography, or both? “Woodland Birds Through the Lens” weekend starts Aug 28!

Interested in birds, photography, or both? “Woodland Birds Through the Lens” weekend starts Aug 28!

Get involved in the art and science of woodland birds!

Woodland Birds Through the Lens flyer

On Friday August 28 at 7pm, BirdLife magazine photographer and ecologist Dean Ingwersen is giving a free talk at City Hall, Mount Gambier. Currently leading the Regent Honeyeater recovery project, Dean has wide experience in the behaviour and beauty of our native woodland birds. Come along to see his amazing photos and hear stories of tracking down and conserving birds around Australia. The talk is family friendly.

On Saturday 29th, Dean is running a 4.5 hour bird photography workshop in Mt Gambier in conjunction with BirdLife SE SA. The workshop covers techniques to get the most out of your camera, and insider tips on bird behaviour that will help you to take images you’ll be proud of. The 4.5 hour workshop will contain classroom and field components and costs $100.

On Sunday 30th at 10am, we’re heading to the Glencoe area for a ramble through Swamp Gum woodland with Dean and NGT senior ecologist Bryan Haywood as our expert guides. Dean & Bryan will give tips on finding birds in this valuable and formerly widespread habitat, and we’ll hear about the variety of birds and other wildlife it supports. There’s also the chance for photographers to get out there earlier to test their skills. Morning tea to follow!

For more details on these events, or to register for the workshop or ramble, email or call 0402 6633 63.

Dean Ingwersen

Some more about Dean: Dean has worked in various conservation roles at BirdLife Australia, and currently manages the Woodland Birds for Biodiversity project and the WA Program.  He believes that quality photography of the natural environment is one of the strongest ways to engage the community in conservation and sustainability.  Dean has had his photos published nationally and internationally, been awarded by the ANZANG photography competition, contributes regularly to Australian Birdlife, and continues to strive for the elusive perfect photo (source BirdLife Australia).

Jonathan Tuck