Learn­ing about bird calls boosts en­joy­ment of the bush

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

En­vi­ro­hub Bay of Plenty and the Te Puke branch of For­est and Bird are bring­ing their pop­u­lar bird call iden­ti­fi­ca­tion train­ing to Te Puke.

Have you been out walk­ing in the bush and heard a bird song but had no idea which bird made it?

Did it ruf­fle your feath­ers even just a lit­tle, or spark an in­ter­est in know­ing which bird it was?

The train­ing ses­sion is run by knowl­edge­able bird ex­pert Paul Cum­ing from Western Bay Wildlife Trust.

New Zealand birds are no­to­ri­ously hard to see in the bush and even on open ground — so lis­ten­ing to bird­song is an im­por­tant part of any bird study.

The ses­sion aims to cover the most com­monly ob­served birds in the Bay of Plenty, but will also an­swer any tricky ques­tions.

Book through Eventbrite. A koha is wel­come to help con­tinue to pro­vide train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in the fu­ture.

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