Nature Sounds & Birdsong
Walks: Lots of short nature walks and bush explorations in a variety of terrain
4 nights accommodation
Focus: Learning about nature sounds and birdsong. Excellent birdwatching opportunities.
Destinations: Mitchell River National Park
Educational discovery level: High
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Discover the language of nature; the richness of the bird’s dawn chorus and sounds of the bush during the day in a variety of habitats. Andrew Skeoch from Listening Earth is an educator, naturalist, environmental thinker, and one of Australia's best-known nature sound recordists, who will bring his enthusiasm for nature sounds to join forces with Jenny on this very special tour.
When we think about spending time out in nature most of us think first about what we will be seeing. Will I see nice views, pretty flowers or wildlife perhaps? We would like to introduce you to the art of listening to the sounds of nature and help you both sharpen your listening skills and learn more about what nature sounds tell us about various landscapes and what lives in them.
Andrew will also lead you on deeply immersive sound walks, allowing you to experience the bush in an entirely different way. His unique perspectives, enthusiasm and generosity in sharing knowledge will open a fascinating new way for you to enjoy the bush.
Then as night falls is seems so quiet, but is it? Hopefully we will hear nocturnal wildlife and owls as well as tiny sounds that many people rarely notice.
Along the way Jenny will lead you to explore bushland around our cottage accommodation, plus parts of the Mitchell River National Park. From dry rain-shadow woodland, to pockets of warm temperate rainforest, this park protects Victoria’s largest un-dammed river catchment.
Andrew will have some formal presentations and you will be introduced to the equipment used for nature sound recordings and maybe try your hand at recording yourself. This promises to be a wonderful journey of discovery and places are very limited on each departure.
Fully accommodated every night in a delightful cottage set in gardens and bushland, perfect for birdwatching and nature explorations. Shady verandahs outside and a cosy wood fire inside provide plenty of choices to relax for quiet times. Walks are mostly short and easy but will include a variety of terrain, check with us if you have concerns.
The main destinations on this tour are not fire affected, so provided we can manage COVID-19 measures it will proceed in Spring and be as beautiful as ever. Date to be confirmed as COVID-19 situation becomes clearer in late winter.
Maximum of 4 participants
October or November, 2020
5 Days ex. Bairnsdale $POA
Contact us for more details and itinerary or to reserve a place
Other Nature Tours and Birds & Birdwatching tours
Click on logo above to listen to a Dawn Chorus from Tall Forests album - courtesy of Listening Earth
Click here to watch Andrew Skeoch's TEDx talk Hearing your place in Nature