Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region


  • Dams for Habitat and Farm Health – Early December 2020

Stay tuned for more information.


  • Bird Watching for Beginners – Saturday 17 October 2020

The beginner’s event will take part over two sessions: an online presentation with Damian Kelly from 11 am to 12 pm, followed by a practical session in person in the afternoon, from 1.30 pm to 4 pm. The practical session will involve a team of 4-5 beginners teaming up with an experienced local birdwatcher to conduct some field bird surveys on public land across our region. This is an excellent opportunity to visit some great bird watching sites, with an experienced mentor to guide you through the afternoon. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and learn directly from mentors.

Theory session with Damian Kelly11:00 am to 12.00 pm

  • Online event, all welcome, limited tickets
  • Targeted to adults but suitable for all ages and abilities
  • To register, click here, a meeting link will be sent to you on the day of the event.
  • For more information click here.

Practical session with mentor: 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm**

**Practical session with mentor sold out** To join the waitlist please register your interest by email to


  • Connecting Country AGM – 2.00 pm on Saturday 26 September 2020

Connecting Country wishes to announce we’ve scheduled our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2.00 pm on Saturday 26 September 2020. This year’s AGM will be a little different: for the first time ever we are planning an online event via Zoom. But as usual, it will be much more than an AGM! Our online event will include two very special presentations.

Two excellent and engaging speakers: Jess Lawton (Connecting Country) on ‘Connecting Country’s ten years of ecological monitoring‘ and Jacinta Humphrey (La Trobe University) on ‘The impact of urbanisation on birds’

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  • Tricky birds with Geoff Park and Chris Tzaros – 7pm on Monday 24 August 2020

Hold onto your hats! Connecting Country is excited to host an all-star lineup for a workshop on identifying tricky bird species of the central Victoria. Two highly-regarded birdwatchers and ecologists, Geoff Park and Chris Tzaros, will present at our online workshop on identifying tricky birds on Monday 24 August 2020 at 7 pm. Geoff will be speaking on identifying raptors and Chris on identifying thornbills, followed by an interactive panel discussion and a chance to ask the experts your bird watching questions.

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