Maleny Camp — 22nd September 2023
October 2023 Meeting — 5th October 2023
Bribie Island Outing — 8th October 2023
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Bribie Island Outing

Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus magnirostris) © Vernon Kretschmann

This will be BQ’s 39th outing to the island since 1970, and will be a full day outing visiting a number of areas on the island. The Island is a wonderful place to see a large variety of bird species and currently boasts an impressive list of around 336 species recorded there. Three years ago we were rewarded with a massive total of 18 nesting species and a further 3 species with fledged young. The last two years were a bit quieter for nesting but we still had over 100 species seen. Please come along to help us keep the >100 tally intact this year. The large number is due to the variety of habitats the island supports. We will re-visit the sites we have been to before, giving us a comparison for the database on species recorded from previous outings.

We will start at 7.00 am at Buckley’s Hole and have a brief look at the waterbirds in the lagoon before we leave early (7.15 am) to walk along The Boulevarde and down Red Beach Road while the birds are still calling. With the tide on the way out after a high at 5am we will have a group return along the beach. Everyone else will return along the road to the lagoon for an extended morning tea to allow time to check out the waterbirds and the bird-hide. Other areas we will cover include the road approaching the sewerage works, Banksia Beach (where we will lunch), Wright’s Creek, White Patch, the entrance to the National Park, Star Marina (if time permits) and finish at the lagoons in Bellara (Bibimulya). The whole outing is easy walking and suitable for all ages although it is a very full day for those who stay to the end around 4pm. Bring morning & afternoon tea, lunch, chair, scope if you have one, slip, slap, slop and insect repellent.

Meet at 7am at the corner of McDonald St. and The Boulevarde, Bongaree. Carpooling is encouraged, to minimise the impact on the environment and to reduce the size of the convoy to make it safer on the roads.

Please try to arrive a little early to sign on and allow us to start on time.

UBD Ref Map: 63 E4

  • Date and Time
    Sunday, 8th Oct 2023
    7:00 am — 4:00 pm
  • Location
    various locations, Bribie Island
    corner of McDonald St. and The Boulevarde,
    Bribie Island
    View on Google Maps
  • Leader
    • Paul Marty
      0418 899 967
  • Walking Grade
    Grade 2
    Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. No bushwalking experience required.

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Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja