Fly into 2024 with Year of the Wing

Friday 12 January, 2024
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is pleased to announce 2024 is the ‘Year of the Wing’. Each month the CMA will feature a different species of bird or bat, local to the Goulburn Broken catchment.

Goulburn Broken CMA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Cumming, said the 2024 Year of the Wing would showcase some of the amazing woodland birds, microbats and megabats that call the Goulburn Broken catchment home.

“Many of our catchment’s birds and bats are unassuming little ecological heroes and their significance is easily overlooked,” Ms Cumming said.

“They provide important ‘ecological services’ such as insect control, pollination, seed dispersal and pasture pest control.”

Each month a different bird or bat will be highlighted with information on how to best look after our winged critters and be involved in activities around the catchment.

“The GB CMA’s Year of the Paddock Tree in 2019 and Year of the Frog in 2022 were hugely successful and resulted in an increased community awareness for our catchment’s flora and fauna,” Ms Cumming said.

“We hope the Year of the Wing will generate the same level of interest and involvement from the community.”

Turquoise Parrot by Chris Tzaros

Gould’s Wattled Bat by William Terry.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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