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Archerfield Wetlands (Postponed)

A black-shouldered kite regularly seen at Archerfield Wetlands (Elanus axillaris) © Rae Clark

Due to waterlogged areas, the walk has been postponed for 2 weeks (to 23rd April).

No more registrations are being accepted for this outing at the moment, however this is subject to change.

This is a relatively new site so why not join this outing to be part of BQ’s first organized walk at Archerfield Wetlands. The BQ Citizen Science team have been undertaking regular surveys of the site as have others and to date, 168 species have been recorded at this eBird hotspot https://ebird.org/australia/hotspot/L2559130.

To make the most of our walk, it is intended to have vehicles at both the southern and northern ends of the 4km track. For this reason, all participants are asked to register for the walk and indicate if they are able to provide transport back to our starting point. The transport arrangements will be made prior to the outing and may involve some members arriving at the starting point a little earlier.

The track itself is well marked, sealed in parts and easy walking. We will meet at the Bowhill Road entrance to Archerfield Wetlands at 7 a.m. (a little earlier for those who will park at the northern end to transport the group back to Bowhill Road at the end of the walk).

We will have morning tea and bird call at the Bowhill Road, Durack entrance. Presently, there aren’t any facilities at the site although a picnic area, toilets and parkland are currently under construction and could be opened by late 2024. Check the National Public Toilet Map at https://toiletmap.gov.au/ for more information on nearby facilities if required.

As usual, wear a hat, suitable footwear and bring water, insect repellent and sunscreen, morning tea and a chair for bird call.

UBD 218 Q3
GPS -27.5863, 152.9911

  • Date and Time
    Tuesday, 23rd Apr 2024
    7:00 am
  • Location
    Archerfield Wetlands
    Durack QLD 4077
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  • Leader
    • Rae Clark
      07 3391 1642
  • Walking Grade
    Grade 2
    Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. No bushwalking experience required.

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Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja