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Tricky birds with Geoff Park and Chris Tzaros – 24 August 2020

Posted on 23 July, 2020 by Ivan

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.

Please click here to register for this event. A link to the online meeting platform will be emailed to you in the coming weeks.

Geoff Park is a Newstead local legend, author of the highly popular ‘Natural Newstead’ blog, and Director of Natural Decisions Pty Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Diploma of Education. His background is in landscape ecology, teaching and community education. He has a long standing interest and involvement with communities working to improve biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes.

Chris Tzaros  is author of the outstanding book ‘Wildlife of the Box-Ironbark Country’, a comprehensive guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that live in this unique habitat. He holds a Masters degree in Conservation Ecology. His passionate interest in bird and wildlife photography has won him multiple ANZANG photography awards. Chris worked for Birdlife Australia for ten years and runs his own company, Birds Bush & Beyond, based in north-east Victoria.

We are thrilled to present these two conservation superstars. This workshop is suited for our experienced bird watchers, but everyone is welcome. Please join us to learn together, and bring along your tricky bird questions.

Tricky bird experts: Chris Tzaros and Geoff Park


This event is part of our ‘Community for bush birds’ project supported by the Australian Government under the Communities Environment Program.

8 responses to “Tricky birds with Geoff Park and Chris Tzaros – 24 August 2020”

  1. Karl Kny says:

    I very much enjoyed the workshop. Thank you. Could you please send me a copy of the presentations as it was hard to remember the key distinguishing features between the birds.

    Thanks. Regards

    • Ivan says:

      thanks Karl, we will be emailing all attendees a copy of the presentation via our blog, as soon as we receive them from the presenters, along with a summary of the event. kind regards

  2. Debra White says:

    Can I view this workshop.
    Thanks Debra

  3. Alison Watson says:

    I was hoping it was not too late toget a link for the webinar tonight? It seems to be too late for the Trybooking site.
    Alison Watson

    • Ivan says:

      hello Alison, we will be posting a blog with the presentations attached soon, once we receive them. Sorry we sold out with 500 tickets, which is our Zoom maximum limit. kind regards

  4. Colin Wickham says:


    I have booked for this online. Could you please let me know what internet service you will be using for this.

    • Ivan says:

      hello Colin, we will be posting a blog with the presentations attached soon, once we receive them. We hope you enjoyed the event. kind regards

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