The Festival was first held in 2010 as a community celebration of the remarkable diversity of birdlife on the island. The three-day Festival is jointly presented by the Bruny Island Environment Network, BirdLife Tasmania and Inala Nature Tours, drawing on the wealth of knowledge and experience of experts in these groups to provide both an engaging and educative immersion in the natural delights of Bruny.

Held every two years, the Festival has become a much-anticipated event by the community and visitors alike. Each Festival brings new features and long-term favourites. In 2024, the Festival will continue to build on the four key elements of Community, Conservation, Science and Creativity to further involve the people of Bruny and Tasmania in the many tours, walks, workshops, lecturers, markets and cultural celebrations that are the Festival.

Birds bring joy and interest to our lives; colour and music to our days. Humans all over the world have always had a fascination for birds. They are part of our cultures, our stories, our language and our technological innovations. Even as we have exploited them, we have simultaneously exalted them and throughout history, we have watched and wondered. Understanding birds helps us better understand the world we live in.

What's on:

Events and points of interest around Hobart.

11 Jun 2022 - 2 Dec 2023
Salamanca Market
Salamanca Market offers food, music, art and craft, clothing, antiques, collectables, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery.
17 Nov 2023 - 11 Feb 2024
Hobart Current: Epoch
A thought-provoking contemporary program and exhibition, featuring new works created by 10 artists in response to the theme of 'epoch'.
1 Mar 2022 - 30 Jun 2024
Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops
Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. In their small studio tucked away just 2 minutes from Cygnet's
13 May 2023 - 23 Jun 2024
Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls
In-person storytelling experience takes visitors on an emotional journey through the stories of seven remarkable convict women who faced life’s hardships with resilience.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Jean-Luc Moulène and Teams
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Jónsi: Hrafntinna (Obsidian)
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
10 Jan 2023 - 30 Jan 2024
Essential Basic Survival Course – Hobart
Our 1-day course is both rewarding and challenging with SCT’s indoor and outdoor survival training.
10 Jan 2023 - 30 Jan 2024
Intermediate Survival Course – Hobart
This 1-day Intermediate Survival Course carries on from the Essential Basic Survival Course and our other basic bush craft survival training course.
10 Jan 2023 - 30 Jan 2024
Survival & Emergency Preparedness Course – Hobart
Quite simply, the better prepared you are, the better you'll cope with a given emergency situation.
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