Outings

2019

Sunday 7 April 7.00 AM - Boondall Wetlands
Tuesday 9 April 7:00 AM - Moggill Conservation Park (Moggill Forest Reserve) Mill Road, Anstead
Wednesday 29 May 7.00am - Victoria Point Parklands

Outings elsewhere

General information

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Rainbow Bee-eaters
A. Parmiter

Birds Queensland has two main outings each month, one on a weekend, and the other in mid-week. The Photogroup usually has an outing each month on the weekend, mostly in the morning, though the tide influences the timing if waders are the target. Details for these outings over the next few months are recorded on this page below.

In addition, there are Easy Start walks for new members, on the fourth Sunday of each month (except December). Interested persons should contact Dawn Muir by telephone 3870 8076 or by for details of locations and timing.

The Queensland Waders Study Group usually has a monthly outing (for Wader counts and other wader related activities), timed to suit the tide on a Sunday early in each month. Details are given on their web page.

Outings organized by the Noosa Parks Association are included here for those who would like to participate. Please contact the organizers if you intend to participate in these activities.

The details of some of the following outings listed may need to be confirmed, and additional outings may be added as the year progresses, so keep checking here at least each month. If the details of the meeting place, etc. given are insufficient, please call the nominated Leader for more precise directions. It is also important to notify the Leader to confirm your attendance. We encourage car-pooling wherever possible.

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Noisy Friarbird M. Gilpin

Sunday 7 April 7.00 AM - Boondall Wetlands

Leader: Peter Crow Phone : 07 3398 5118

BQ has often done bird walks at Boondall but I don't think it has been visited recently. It was once an excellent place for birds but like so much of the greater Brisbane area has suffered from civilisation. Around 2007 Brisbane City Council increased mosquito spraying by helicopter. As well as killing mosquitoes this probably killed off lots of other insects greatly reducing bird foods. My best list has 47+ species.

Meet at the car park near the visitor centre. Bring the usuals and consider long sleeves and pants and mosquito repellent. The City Council are good at mosquito eradication but not perfect. We'll do bird call and morning tea after the walk. Bring your own.

UBD Reference is Map 111 B14 (via Gateway Motorway or Bicentennial Rd.)

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Tuesday 9 April 7:00 AM - Moggill Conservation Park (Moggill Forest Reserve) Mill Road, Anstead

Leader: Margaret Clark Mobile: 0427 681 676

This area has been visited by Birds Queensland in the past, and has proved to be a productive area for birds. It consists of riparian rainforest, and drier eucalypt forest, and Pullen Creek runs through the area.

We will meet on Mill Road, at the second entrance on the left with a locked gate. It is towards the bottom of the hill, just before the creek crossing, about half a kilometre from the "Moggill Conservation Park" sign at the frst gate at the top of the hill. Parking is available near the meeting point, or a bit further down the hill. Please do not park in front of the locked gate.

Please bring water, morning tea, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a chair.The nearest toilets are next to Pullenvale Hall (UBD 176 G15), or at Rafting Ground Reserve, on Moggill Road (UBD 177 F13).

UBD Reference for meeting point: Map 175 N10

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Wednesday 29 May 7.00am - Victoria Point Parklands

Leader: Frank Burch Mobile: 0427 886 636

A very easy flat walk circumnavigating the Victoria Point Water Treatment Plant and encompassing the Victoria Point Parklands and Eprapah Creek immediately adjacent to the Eprapah Environmental Centre. This takes in a mixture of bush & mangrove environment and which can (if we're lucky) be very productive.

From Cleveland / Redland Bay Road turn onto Colburn Avenue and continue along past Bunnings on your right and through one set of trafc lights. Then past the Sharks Sporting Club on your right and turn left into the short road that leads up to the Water Treatment plant (immediately before) the Colburn Avenue/Link Road traffic lights & White House Cafe. Parking is easy and toilet facilities are available very nearby.

We meet there at 7.00am and bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a chair and refreshments as required.

UBD Reference: Map 226 G1

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Outings Elsewhere

As part of a greater effort to connect with the various bird groups around Queensland, we are alerting you to other places and times where you will be welcome to join the local birders:

Bell Birdwatching Group

This is a very active 'Outing and Information Session' with Bernice Seton (Honorary Life Member of Birds Qld). The group meets every third Friday of the month and travels to various places around the Bell district (at the foothills of the Bunya Mountains). They produce a monthly newsletter of their ventures. For further information contact Bernice Seton 0427 631080

BirdLife Gold Coast

A local outing every Thursday starting at 7.00 a.m. in summer and 7.30am in winter. Contact: Colin Collins on 07 5535 5499, Beth Hall on 07 5534 2049 or Jan Clogan on 07 5563 1754 for details on the next outing (where to start and places to be visited).

BirdLife Northern Rivers

Covering the Tweed valley to Byron Bay area in northern NSW, with outings on the second Sunday of each month. Contact Linda Brannian or view details on the website which is currently http://tweedbirdobservers.wordpress.com

Birdlife Southern Queensland

Use the following link to discover the outings and other activities offered by this group. http://www.birdlife.org.au/group-events/birdlife-southern-queensland/

Cairns Birding.

Holds regular walks each month- first Sunday at Centenary Lakes, third Sunday a field trip to various locations, and last Friday to the Crocodile Farm. Contact John Seale on 4052 1195 or check their website at www.cairnsbirding.blogspot.com.

Bird Watchers of Hervey Bay

Another local group with regular weekly walks. Contact John Knight at 4125 2372 for details of the next outing.

Noosa Parks Association - Bird Observers Group

Every second month an interpretive walk takes place before their Friday Forum with a guest speaker. Meet in the Environment Centre car park, Wallace Park, Eumundi Road, Noosaville, beside the library, at 8.30am. Contact Valda McLean 5476 2123 for details.

Sunshine Coast Bird Outings

Every LAST Wednesday of the month at Fairhills Native Plant Nursery at Fairehill Rd. Yandina & every 2nd Thursday of the month at 371 Kureelpa Falls Rd. Kureelpa. Starting at 7am every month except May, June, July & August when we start at 8am. Contact Lionel & Brenda Findlay 0754912316 or John & Lyla Hansen 0754417971 or you may just 'turn up'.

Toowoomba Bird Observers

A very active group with regular outings - Contact: Kay Williams at 4659 5475 or mob. 0429 465 954.


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