Birdlife Australia - Birds on Farms
Through the Birds on Farms program, we partner with landholders to learn more about birds and their habitats on private rural properties. We can then use the information gathered to conserve and protect woodland birds.
After initial monitoring of the birds which occur on rural properties, to gain an understanding of the species assemblages that occur there across all seasons, the Birds on Farms project then supports the landholders in planning, and then implementing, appropriate habitat management on their properties.
Our long-term objective is to support landholders and local communities to enhance populations and diversity of woodland birds and their habitats within a landscape that continues to be agriculturally productive and profitable. To achieve this, we provide participants with opportunities to be involved in a range of activities, including the development of tailored habitat plans, regular bird monitoring surveys and site visits, training workshops and educational events, and access to partnerships and subsidies for on-ground works.
Birds on Farms: Yarra to Yea.
Launching in mid-2022, this project works with rural landholders and communities from the north-eastern fringes of Greater Melbourne (Lilydale, Eltham), northwards across the Great Dividing Range, through to the Yea district. It provides participants with opportunities to be involved in the development of tailored habitat plans, regular bird monitoring surveys and site visits, training workshops and educational events, and access to partnerships and subsidies for on-ground works.
We assist rural landholders to develop restoration projects and plans for their properties (to compliment and help enhance existing farming activities) and help seek funding for these. We also provide advice on attracting birds and other wildlife to farms and rural properties, and how to carry out bird surveys as part of our ongoing Birds on Farms Vic-wide monitoring program. We also run workshops and education events with local Landcare groups. Our project encompasses the Yarra Valley and to the north towards Yea.
Birds on Farms Victoria is made possible by the support of Chris and Gina Grubb.Visit us online: https://birdlife.org.au/projects/birds-on-farms/