Archived Wings ‘n Things articles – 2013

October 5, 2013

Bingara birds show their wings and things

In addition to the wonderful program of ‘Wings ‘n Things’ Birdlife Australia (formerly Birds Australia) held an independent birding campout on October 5 and 6. Participants arriving from as far away as Tasmania and the coastal areas of Northern NSW found and identified a grand total of 164 species….

Gwydir Council’s Wings ‘n things festival a true shire-wide event

Gwydir Council’s inaugural Wings ‘n Things festival was held over the long weekend. The festival showcased a number of sites throughout the Shire and provided competitions and activities for all to participate. The weekend’s packed program kicked off with guest entertainer Gerard Cafe and his ‘A is for Australia’…

Fascinating mix of history, nature and art at exhibition

A beautifully kept and meticulously documented collection of eggs collected from the Gineroi area, paintings of the birds featured and stories about the man who collected the eggs 80 years ago combined at the opening of an exhibition at the Bingara Historical Museum on Saturday afternoon. The exhibition was…

Wings ‘n Things Final Program

A huge weekend of festivities is planned for the Gwydir Shire with the inaugural Wings ‘n Things Bird & Bush Festival.  There is something for everyone so be sure to check out the Final program so that you don’t miss anything! Click on the image to view the Full-sized…

A truly different exhibition

This Saturday, October 5, the Bingara Historical Society is presenting the Jack Whitfeld Bird Egg Collection at the Bingara Museum. The exhibition centres on 35 clutches of bird eggs, collected by Mr. Jack Whitfeld on Gineroi Station prior to 1930. The exhibition also included bird…

Gwydir community embraces Wings ‘n Things Festival

On the October long weekend, many will be hoping to see a sea eagle or rooster but in Gwydir, there will be an abundance of birdlife, including many species of special conservation significance, such as Regent Honeyeaters, Turquoise Parrots, Diamond Firetails, Speckled …

Festival Gwydir Birds Photography Competition

Gwydir Council’s Wings ‘n Things Bird and Bush Festival is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Border Rivers Gwydir CMA and the Brigalow Nandewar Biolinks Project. >>  Download Entry Form & Terms and Conditions. The Brigalow Nandewar Biolinks Project aims to improve native vegetation connection and…

“Weather fine for GALAH to soar!”

A fine night “under the stars” is set to sparkle this Saturday night in Bingara, with the Galah Ball, a highlight of the Wings ‘n’ Things Festival. The Living Classroom is the venue, and “Oldscool” is the band from Armidale, that will rock the socks off the revelers at…

“You can take wing and fly at the GALAH BALL”

As part of the Wings ‘n’ Things Festival across the Gwydir Shire this coming October Long Weekend Saturday night, Bingara and District Vision 20/20 will host the GALAH BALL at The Living Classroom. Tickets are available now through the Bingara Visitor Information Centre. Why not get a table…

Scarecrows appear throughout the Shire

The major event running throughout Gwydir Shire is the Scarecrow Competition and Exhibition, which offers everyone the opportunity to be involved in the festival, as well as create a spectacle of scarecrows to encourage visitors to stop, take pictures, ask questions and, most importantly, linger a little longer in…

Wings ‘n Things Special Guest Gerard Cafe

Throughout Wings ‘n Things Bird and Bush Festival you will get a number of opportunities to see special guest entertainer, Gerard Cafe.  Gerard is a bush poet and performer who heard about the festival whilst visiting friends in Gravesend, and wanting to be involved, contacted Gwydir Shire Council. Appearing…

Variety of events planned for Wings ‘n Things Bird and Bush Festival

This October 4 to 7, Gwydir Shire Council presents “Wings ‘n Things Bird and Bush Festival”. “Wings ‘n Things” is a celebration of the amazing abundance of bird species throughout Gwydir Shire. Gwydir offers an incredible experience to bird watchers, from the amateur to the passionate and purists. It…

Wings ‘n Things Bird Photography Competition

As part of the Wings ‘n Things Bird and Bush Festival being held 4 to 7 October 2013, Gwydir Shire Council will be conducting a Bird Photography Competition which will be judged and placed on display at the Warialda Visitor Information Centre.  The total prize pool is $800, with…

Bush Festival a first for Gwydir Shire

The Wings ‘n’ Things Bush Festival, to be held over four days from October 4, is being hailed as “the first shire wide festival” by Organisation Development Director, Leeah Daley. Mrs Daley told last week’s Community Services and Planning Committee meeting that the event is creating a lot of…