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2024 Festival Program 'At a glance'

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2024 Festival Program Details
(program may change with new items added)

Welcome to our 2024 Bruny Island Bird Festival Program, bursting at the seams with bird related events.
Our community celebration of birdlife and nature is now in its 7th anniversary and we are proud of how it has become such a joyful and well loved Australian birding event.  

We have done our very best to allow you to be able to attend a very diverse selection of activities over the 3 days, however you may have to plan carefully to fit in everything you wish to do.  
Remember there are many events that do not require a booking, and due to the generosity of our presenters and sponsors, they are often free or 'donation only' to attend. 

The festival is diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all, no matter what your level of birding knowledge and interest may be.  We look forward to welcoming you to our very special Bruny Island Bird Festival on this unique and beautiful island.

*Ticket prices are inclusive of GST and there will be a 2.5% 'service fee' added to your total at check out. 

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Welcome Dinner and Party  DRESS TO IMPRESS: BIRD THEME!
Friday 15th March 5-9pm SELLING OUT FAST!
*Ticket required

Join the first evening festivities!
Following guest speaker Cat Davidson (Held in the Church nearby), enjoy an informal shared meal catered by Noona Auderset, whilst feasting on the sweet sounds of local performers.
Sweet sounds for the evening will be provided by The Island Ensemble,
The Island Ensemble formed one year ago, it comprises skilled and passionate island musicians who initially met to share in the simple pleasure of playing music together.
They have been heartened by the growing number of invitations to perform at celebrations on the island, and have quickly become an integral part of Bruny's cultural life.

This is a wonderful evening to meet and chat with other bird enthusiasts, and plan your weekend together!

*Dietaries can be catered for
*A bar will be open throughout the evening

Happy hour 5:00-6:00 pm
Welcome to Country/ Acknowledgement of Country 5:30pm
Dinner 6:00 pm
Nightly Bird Count 6:00pm

Adult: $40, Child under 12: $20
Location: Adventure Bay Hall

TRIVIA NIGHT! Hosted by Sean Dooley and Dinner from Bruny Dine
Saturday 16th March 6-9pm SOLD OUT
*Ticket Required*

An evening of quick wit and brilliant questions! Hosted at the Bruny Bowls Club and catered by Bruny Dine, dinner is included in the ticket (Classic Roast meal with dessert), and the bar will be open throughout the night.
Organise your own trivia team, or we can allocate you into a team on the night.

Dinner 6:00-7:00 pm
Trivia 6:30pm onwards
Adults $43, Child under 12 $20.
Location: Bruny Bowls Club, Adventure Bay

Sunday 17th March 5-6:30pm
*Ticket Required

*Separate ticket required for the Louise Crossley Tribute Evening.
Celebrate the final night of the festival by coming together outside the Adventure Bay hall to share your experiences and excitedly plan the next bird watching trip!
Live music from Bruny Islanders vocalist Matilda Martin and guitarist Julius Schwing. They play a unique blend of jazz, soul and RnB, infused with their own stylings inspired by the natural world and its ever-evolving and steady pace. Individually both Matilda and Julius have played extensively around Australia as well as internationally in places such as Dubai, New York, Calcutta and Vienna. 
Meal catered by Noona Auderset, all dietaries can be catered for.

Happy hour 5:00-6:00 pm
Dinner 5:00pm-6:30pm

Adult: $25, Child under 12: $15
Location: Adventure Bay Hall

Sunday 17th March 7-9pm
*Ticket Required

*Separate ticket required for Alfresco Community Dinner.
After dinner move inside for an evening of performance, science and activism.
Music composer and synthesist Peter Rankine will begin the evening with a recital to fit the theme!
Peter has been inspired by birds and birdsong since childhood.  This recital is a meditation on the voices of precious birds endemic to Bruny Island. 
Hear about projects and actions focussing on the Forty-spotted pardalote and the Swift parrot from special guest speakers Bob Brown, Sally Bryant and Andrew Hingston, followed by a casual panel discussion. This is not one to miss! Great information, entertainment and a fundraiser for our Threatened Woodland Birds of Bruny Island Project (TWBBI)

Happy hour 5:00-6:00 pm
Speakers 7:00-9:00pm

Adult: $30 Child Under 12: $5
Location: Adventure Bay Hall

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*Ticket Required*
Bird guide Cat Davidson will plunge enthusiastically into illuminating five incredible physiological bird evolutions and behaviours using five beloved Bruny birds as examples.


Superb Fairy Wrens - Colour in feathers

Yellow Wattlebird- The whys and wherefores of Wattles

Australasian Gannet - High speed impact adaptations

Forty-spotted Pardalotes - Farming manna

Little Penguins - Flippers and Feathers


Join this exciting exploration of just some of the incredible features that make each bird unique and remarkable.

Tickets: $10
Location: Adventure Bay Church.

Cat Davidson-Specialist Talk

Friday 15th March 4:00pm-5:00pm 5 TICKETS LEFT
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