Rare sightings -
Owlet Nightjar, photographed by Stan Bellingham at Mollyullah in Feb 2016. It is a nocturnal bird, rarely seen in the daytime.
White Goshawk photographed by Alec Adkins in his Benalla backyard on 10 April 2016. It is a rare bird for this area.
If you would like to know more about birds in the Benalla district and would appreciate help in identifying birds, this group could be for you. The program involves mainly morning walks in local habitats rich in a range of bird life such as Reef Hills, Winton Wetland and Benalla Lake. There may also be an all day outing to a more distant location. Bring along a pair of binoculars to gain more value and enjoyment from this activity.
Convenor and contact details
Kathy Costello 5762 5755 Mobile 0447625755
Photographs - Andi Stevenson
Semester 1 - March, April and May.
Semester 2 - September, October, November.
2nd Thursday 9.30am to 12 noon
Meet at the car park behind the Benalla Senior Citizens Community Centre. Check newsletter for times and details.
Please note that outing arrangements may be altered if pandemic regulations change and are automatically cancelled on days of total fire ban.
If you are new to the birdwatching group, check out Birdwatching - Notes for Participants - you will also find a video link in the notes which may assist you to adjust your binoculars