PROGRAM

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

A mini festival celebrating our beautiful Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Wetland

PHCC is excited to be hosting the first Wetlands Weekender this October, a three day festival celebrating our beautiful Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Wetland and the amazing wildlife that inhabits these magnificent waterways. October is a significant time for our wetland as it aligns with the beginning of the migratory bird season. Every year migratory birds make the epic journey from the from as far away as the Arctic Circle to Australia, a staggering distance of 12,500 km, where they will spend the summer months before making the return trip.

Saturday the 12th of October is World Migratory Bird Day, and there are special events themed around the beautiful birds of the wetland planned on this day.

FRIDAY

9am – 12pm

The Flock

Be part of this fun activity, paint your own shorebird stencil and learn about the local shorebirds of our wetlands

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Morning

Race for the Red-necked Stint

The race is on to find the lost Red-necked Stint. Tune into 97.3 Coast FM and follow the clues to be the first to find the Red-necked Stint for a great prize

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6.30pm – 8.30pm

The Overwintering Exhibition

A collaborative art project showcasing over 200 prints on migratory birds from local, national and international artists

SATURDAY

10am – 12pm

Wonders of our Wetland

Bird watching and identification lessons, water bug session and Noongar storytelling

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Morning

Race for the Red-necked Stint

The race is on to find the lost Red-necked Stint. Tune into 97.3 Coast FM and follow the clues to be the first to find the Red-necked Stint for a great prize

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5.30pm – 8.30pm

Movie Night + Discussion

Albatross is a provocative documentary that delves into the impacts of plastic pollution on seabirds. The film will be followed by a discussion on local projects and ways to take action within your community to help

SUNDAY

10am – 12pm

Pave the Way Clean Up Day

Help us clean our foreshore before our migratory birds arrive.  A citizen science clean up and litter audit of the Coodanup Foreshore followed by a sausage sizzle

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11am – 2pm

Guided Tour of the Pinjarra Massacre Site

Join Murray Districts Aboriginal Association on a guided tour of the Massacre Site in Pinjarra with presentations on the historical and environmental significance of the area (includes traditional Noongar food) 

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1.30pm – 3.30pm

Wetland Boat Tour

Join local Noongar community leader George Walley, Zoologist Sarah Way and the PHCC’s Science Advisor Dr. Steve Fisher as they take you on a guided tour of the unique Ramsar-listed wetland

We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present