Literary legend Peter Yeldham (OAM) is launching his latest novel “The Last Double Sunrise” at Cowra former POW camp, 11am, Friday, October 20. The work follows the experiences of an Italian POW at Cowra during the 1944 Breakout of Japanese prisoners
Cowra Council and the NRM Advisory Committee will once again be taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count run by Birdlife Australia.
From 23 to 29 October 2017, during National Bird Week, thousands of bird-loving Australians will be found in backyards of all shapes and sizes spotting their local birds and discovering how they are coping in the spaces we share.
Participants are asked to spend 20 minutes in their favourite outdoor space and record all birds seen on the Aussie Bird Count App (or website https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/). Throughout the week, participants can instantly see live statistics on how many people are taking part and the number of birds and species counted both locally and nationally.
The project aims to promote awareness and support for Australian birds by engaging the community in the natural world while getting to know the birds that live where they live. It also enables the community to have an active role in researching Australia's beautiful birds and the data collected from their bird count will provide BirdLife Australia with important information allowing them to form a more detailed picture of how Australian bird species are faring.
Top 10 Birds counted in Cowra in 2016 were:
1. House Sparrow*
2. Australian Magpie
3. Common Starling*
4. Sulphur crested Cockatoo
5. Superb Fairy-wren
7. Common Blackbird*
8. Crested Pigeon
9. Red-rumped Parrot
10. Willy Wagtail
With over one million birds counted nationally last year, we are excited to see how many birds we can count this year!
How to get Involved
1. Download the Aussie Bird Count app and submit your count instantly. Go to https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/ for more information.
2. Submit a checklist through the online web form, go to https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/
Cowra Youth Council is now looking for enthusiastic young people to join our team for 2018. For our 2018 Youth Council brochure, click here.
if you’d like to get involved in running youth events in Cowra and want to make a difference in your community, then the Youth Council may be the place for you.
Applications should be submitted by 4.30pm, Friday October 27. For a 2018 Youth Council application form, click here.
Check-out our Facebook page for a taste of the activities we get involved in.