Boom Time for Bully Birds Livestream

Boom Time for Bully Birds

Online Class Delivered Via Zoom

Next Available: Thu, 02 May 6:00PM (AEST)
Live via Zoom
1 hour
Over 10 people have attended this class


The ‘Understanding Nature in Your Garden’ series would not be complete without this topic - Problematic bully birds!. As many keen bird watchers may have noticed, the birds that share our suburbs have changed over time. We are now seeing fewer small bush birds and more aggressive species in our urban parks and gardens. 

So, what is driving this change? Why do some species thrive in our backyards while others struggle? And what can we do to better support the more sensitive species? To answer these questions, we’ve invited Jacinta Humphrey from La Trobe University to share her findings on what makes a garden bird-friendly.  

This session is great for those who are having issues with some of the problematic birds in our environment, or those wanting to understand the issue more deeply and as a result, incorporate some different gardening practices.   

It is one of four in a Masterclass Series "Understanding Nature in Your Garden Series". Other topics include – How Citizen Science Can be Used in the Garden; Getting native bees and other pollinators in your garden and Introduction to Wildlife Gardening.  Book the Series Package for discount.  Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on Master Class full price tickets. You can become a Friend of SGA here. Green Garden Professional (GGPs) receive a 30% discount.

Image Credit -  Justin McManus

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What you will learn

  • The different between a Myna and Miner bird and what we can do in our gardens to reduce bully birds in our environment

What you will get

  • Free access to recording for 2 weeks

What to bring

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What to wear


Appropriate for

Those frustrated with bully birds in our community

Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is a not-for-profit non-government organiation dedicated to achieving a healthy biodiverse planet.

Its driving purpose is to:

  • Encourage, educate and enable home and professional gardeners to adopt sustainable gardening practices to protect or enhance the natural environment;
  • Provide information, education and undertake research about the natural environment;
  • Reconnect people to the natural world through gardening; and
  • Ensure an understanding of the impacts that gardening decisions about chemical and resource use have on the natural environment well beyond their neighbourhood.
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Your Teacher

Jacinta Humphrey (she/her) is an urban ecologist who recently completed her PhD at the Research Centre for Future Landscapes, La Trobe University. She is currently looking into alternatives to offsetting for the removal native vegetation with the team at ICON Science, RMIT University, and helps monitor the Birrarung Trial Floating Wetlands on behalf of the University of Melbourne and City of Melbourne council. Jacinta is passionate about improving habitat for wildlife in cities and enjoys sharing her research with the community.

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SGA’s Booking Conditions

  • Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendance.
  • If there are insufficient numbers for an event it may be cancelled or postponed by SGA. If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different SGA event of equivalent value.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time for registration and seating
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