WILD Raptors

This event is now SOLD OUT.

**A fundraiser for the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania**

During our ‘bird month’ in October, join us for a special evening with Craig Webb, founder of the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania. The evening will include stories of Craig’s experiences with raptors that he has seen over the years, a ‘show and tell’ component, and some background into the need for the refuge, and the reason for so many birds requiring his care.

The Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania is committed to securing the future of Tasmania’s raptors by reducing human impacts through rehabilitating injured, sick or orphaned raptors, educating the public and supporting habitat conservation. – Mission Statement.

This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going directly to the refuge to help Craig continue his important work.

About Craig Webb

In 1997 Craig returned to his birthplace of Tasmania after many years in the Kimberly working as a veterinary nurse. Involved in all facets of wildlife care, he registered as a licensed wildlife carer with the Nature Conservation branch of Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

He is a straight-talking and passionate advocate for the birds he cares for, most of whom are healing from the wounds caused by human incursions into their territory. Craig bought the 20 acres of land that the refuge is sited on about 16 years ago.

In the time since, his single minded determination and commitment to Tasmania’s birds of prey has seen him construct the largest flight aviaries in Australia. Sleepless nights saw him focus on solving the complex engineering challenges that allowed the salmon-fishing nets (almost two tonnes each) to be securely fastened with a series of ropes on pulleys, above and around the power poles that support them.

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Weekend workshop of painting and photography of Tassie’s amazing raptors

“Raptor Reflections” – An Artists Impression EVENT CANCELLED

Weekend workshop of painting and photography of Tassie’s amazing raptors

katherine-cooper-willife-artist-raptor-247x300The Raptor & Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania is very excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for artists, photographers and lovers of Tasmania’s magnificent raptors to experience the inner workings of this working refuge in southern Tasmania.

This is an exclusive opportunity, strictly limited to 10 participants, to meet the man behind the refuge, Craig Webb, for an intimate showing of Tasmania’s endangered raptors.

You will then be guided through aspects of the visual arts, including painting and photography, by wildlife artist Katherine Cooper and landscape photographer Luke O’Brien.

The two day workshop will include transport between Hobart and the Refuge both days, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch both days and access to view the raptors up close with experts in their fields.


* Raptor Presentation and Introduction to the Refuge by Craig Webb on arrival.
* Morning: Photography session for photographers and painters.
* Afternoon: Painting and photography sessions will be held concurrently. Photographers can continue to take photos and painters can begin painting. Afternoon session will also include a segment on post processing digital photographs.

COST: $890 per person
DATES: April 18 and 19, 2015
TIMES: Depart Hobart at 9:00; and return 17:00, both days

raptor-refuge-tasmania-craig-webb-2156-300x199PICK UP / DROP OFF

The Workshop will depart Hobart (Car Park at Wrest Point Casino) at 9:00 both days and return at 5:00 pm both days. A pick up from your Hobart CBD hotel (for non-Tasmanian guests) is included. Please let us know if you would like some hotel suggestions.


Please note this event is organised by Leatherwood Tasmania Tours (ABN: 19 423 142 355).

Inclusions: Transport to/from Raptor Refuge from Hobart CBD. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.
Entry to the Raptor Refuge. Tuition in photography and painting technique.


Please note that in order to ensure the well-being of injured raptors some areas of the Refuge might be off limits to workshop participants.


Within 3 days of workshop: 100% of fee is retained
4-7 days prior to workshop: 50% of fee is retained
8-21 days prior to workshop: 20% of fee is retained


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