Birds of the Bush Festival at Rankins Springs

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9 Oct 2015 (All day)
Tawny FrogmouthArt and Photography Exhibition, Bird Tours, market stalls, entertainment.

Bird Watching and historic pub tours

Bookings required.

» Birds of the Bush Festival

An initiative of the Rankins Springs and District Progress Association.
Rankins Springs and the surrounding district is home to an abundance of native fauna. Among the many beautiful native bird species that live in the area are the spectacular Glossy Black Cockatoo and the Major Mitchell's Cockatoo. Other threatened bird species found in the district include the Malleefowl, Gilbert's Whistler, Chestnut Quail Thrush, Shy Hylacola and the Painted Honeyeater.

At present there are seven designated birdwatching sites in the Rankins Springs area strategically located to optimise your birdwatching experience. Hides are situated at two of these locations with more planned in the future.


 Local identity “Wally” will do an enjoyable and historic walk around the town from 3pm to 6pm – FREE

FRIDAY EVENING ~ Champagne opening, awarding of art and photography prizes
 $10 adults   $3 school age  6pm to 8pm  
(BYO drinks to stay & have a chat, where a light dinner will be available to purchase)
For further information and bookings please ring Andrea
(02) 6961220

Starting at midday

  • Lunch & Afternoon Teas
  • Guided Bird Tours
  • Art & Photography Exhibition
  • Fun Run
  • Afternoon/Twilight Markets
  • Bus tour to historic ruins of the Rankins Springs Hotel
  • Live Entertainment
  • Children's Activities
  • Guest Speakers
  • Lucky Gate Prize
  • Dinner & Special Guest Speaker - David Graham

+ Irish dancing and dog demonstrations with "Farmer Dave"

 Bookings Essential - Andrea (02) 69661220