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A ranger illuminated by torchlight on a Muttonbirds by moonlight school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: And the Trees Photography © DPIE

Muttonbirds by moonlight

Muttonbirds by moonlight is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, which covers geography as a KLA. Experience a guided walk across the island as evening falls, to observe the daily return of thousands of wedge-tail shearwaters (muttonbirds) to their nesting burrows, where hungry partners or chicks await.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area
Geography
When

By arrangement. Only available between August and April when the shearwaters are present on the island.

Where
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in North Coast
A group of students listening to their guides on a Muttonbirds by moonlight school excursion. Photo: And the Trees Photography © DPIE

Muttonbirds by moonlight

Join us at twilight for a fascinating exploration of Muttonbird Island and its nesting rookery for thousands of wedge-tailed shearwaters. This Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion examines the earth’s environment in this important place.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area
Geography
When
Only available between the months of August to April when the shearwaters are present on the island.
Where
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in North Coast