June 2023 Meeting — 1st June 2023
Kumbartcho Sanctuary — 6th June 2023
Lake Dyer Camp — 9th June 2023
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We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
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“Of those bird species known to have been present or to have visited regularly in Australia when Europeans settled in 1788, 1.9% are Extinct and a further 11.5 % are considered Threatened. Some 6.0 % are Near Threatened.”
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Kumbartcho Sanctuary

Kumbartcho is a council owned Flora & Fauna Sanctuary that adjoins the South Pine River at Eatons Hill.

There are remnants of riverine rainforest next to the river that existed when European Settlers first came to the area. In the past 15 years a group of South Pine River Warriors have planted approximately 140,000 trees and other plants making this reserve the perfect habitat for what now has a wonderful list of 179 species of birds over the past 13yrs – per eBird.

The track along the river is an easy walk of approximately 1.5kms (each way) after walking down a set of stairs from the carparks and dam. The walk will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours depending on our pace.

As usual please wear a hat and bring sunscreen, insect repellent & water. We will have morning tea and bird call somewhere at the facility between the 2 car parks chosen when we finish the walk. There are toilets at the complex and please also bring a chair.

For anyone interested, there is a plant nursery for any gardening enthusiasts.

Directions: 2nd car park, Bunya Pine Court, Eatons Hill, Brisbane northside.

  • Date and Time
    Tuesday, 6th Jun 2023
    7:00 am
  • Location
    Kumbartcho Sanctuary
    15 Bunya Pine Ct, Eatons Hill QLD 4037
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  • Leader
    • Sue Lee
      0419 789 168
  • 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