Event: 2-8 September 2021

As one of Australia’s leading nature events, the Red Centre Bird Festival has become a staple on the calendar of bird watchers and bird lovers from around Australia. The event is held in early September each year.

Activities are held across a number of locations including Alice Springs Sewerage Ponds, Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Simpsons Gap and the Alice Springs Desert Park.

For those new to the festival, the Alice Springs Desert Park offers a great place to view up close some of the iconic birds to be seen in the region, from the mighty wedge-tailed eagle, deliciously coloured Red-capped Robin, the gentle Bourke’s Parrot, the striking Australian Bustard, the iconic spinifex pigeon, among many.

The festival offers locals and visitors a range of activities for experienced birdwatchers, nature lovers and those just starting on the birding journey. Make sure you take part in photography tours, field trips, and talks from specialists.

More information from

Date: Thu 2 September 2021 – Sun 5 September 2021
Location: Alice Springs Desert Park
Email: asdp@nt.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8951 8788


Footnote & References

BirdLife Central Australia
https://birdlife.org.au/locations/birdlife-central-australia
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