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.