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Saturday, 25 November 2023 - 8:00am to Sunday, 26 November 2023 - 9:30pm
Small light and dark brown bird on a twig

Want to experience the Gunbower Forest floodplain in all its glory and see up-close the amazing array of animals that make it so special?

Then the Gunbower Bioblitz is for you.

Celebrate the critters that depend on healthy waterways and forests to survive and thrive, and hear from the experts.

You never know what you'll find. 

Download the iNaturalist App and record what you see.



Woodland Birds of Gunbower Forest

Saturday 25 November 8am to 10am

Meet at Spence's Bridge

Dr Joab Wilson from Ecology and Restoration Australia will be running a birdwatching session.

After an introduction to the ecology of Gunbower Forest, we will aim to conduct two 20-minute surveys in contrasting parts of the forest.

Participants will have the chance to assist by identifying birds by sight or sound and record them in iNaturalist.

Light breakfast included

Details and bookings 

iNaturalist App link 


Bats of Gunbower Forest

Saturday 25 November 7pm

Meet at Cohuna Visitor Information Centre

Experienced ecologists from ARI will be running an informative bat information session, followed by a survey

Participants will have the chance to assist by using handheld bat detectors to record bat calls and check harp traps for captured bats

Places are limited so bookings are essential. Light refreshments will be available.

Details and bookings

iNaturalist App link


Fish of Gunbower Forest

Sunday, 26 November 8am

Torrumbarry Weir

Join native fish experts from North Central CMA's Native Fish Recovery Program in this unique opportunity to learn about the native fish that inhabit the area and watch a demonstration on how they are surveyed.

Melbourne Aquarium will also be joining the event to release some captive-bred Southern purple-spotted gudgeon

Tea and coffee provided

Details and bookings

iNaturalist App link 


Reptiles and Frogs of Gunbower Forest

Sunday 26 November 12pm tp 2pm

Experienced ecologist David De Angelis from Abzeco environmental consultancy will be running an information session on frogs and reptiles that inhabit Gunbower Forest.

This will be followed by a reptile survey where participants will have a chance to assist with the collection of data

Light refreshments included  

Koondrook Track toilet block

Details and bookings

iNaturalist App link







Various locations around Gyunbower Forest and Creek