Daily Feeding Sessions

  • 9.15am - 9.45am
  • 9.45am - 10.15am                 
  • 3.30pm - 4.00pm
  • 4.00pm - 4.30pm                
  1. Bookings are recommended as places are limited. Ph 4668 3131
  2. Duration is approx 30 mins
  3. Cost:  $5.00 per tray (one tray per person)
  4. Note: As these are wild birds no guarantee of bird numbers can be offered

 

The Guidelines under the Dept of Environment & Heritage Protection's Environmental Protection Act 1994

To ensure the health and wellbeing of both you and the birds, please follow these conditions for feeding.

  • Wash your hands before collecting feeding tray AND after feeding the birds.  Please use the soap provided at the basin located within the designated feeding area, outside the General Store.
  • Collect your feeding tray at the General Store counter.
  • Proceed to the designated feeding area (just outside the General Store, area is marked).
  • No feeding from your hand.
  • Feed and the trays must not be placed on the ground & need to remain within the designated feeding area at all times.  Feeding is not permitted within the National Park.
  • Maintain a reasonable distance between yourself and the next feeder, approximately one metre is sufficient.
  • Only feed the King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas.  Food supplied is not suitable for other birds or wildlife.
  • No other feed can be provided at this site at any time.
  • Please wash your hands immediately following the activity and return the feeding tray to the General Store counter.

We recommend that you wear both a long sleeved shirt and a hat.  These will provide protection from scratching. For persons accompanying participants, please wait outside the feeding area. Children under the age of five have been known to become distressed by the bird’s movements.  An adult must accompany young children.  Gently move any birds landing on your head or shoulder away.  If too many birds collect on your feeding tray, please gently move some off. 

Quick or sudden movements can cause the birds to become stressed, please remain calm and wait.

Wild birds have been known to carry diseases that can be transferred to people. Pregnant women should not engage in this activity. If visiting the Doctor within the next month, please mention your contact with wild birds.

Wildlife Connect
A Research and Support Initiative - Wildlife Connect is an initiative to “connect” those involved in wildlife activities and management to share resources, skills and knowledge, to achieve common objectives and beneficial outcomes for wildlife and the environment in which they live.

Further information is available from the General Store on the Birds of the Bunya Mountains, health issues and supporting wild birds in your backyard.