Saturday 18 May 7:30 AM - Riverside Park, Park Road, Karalee
Wednesday 29 May 7.00am - Victoria Point Parklands
Wednesday 19 June 7.30 am - John Oxley Reserve And Black Duck Reserve

Outings elsewhere

General information

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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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Saturday 18 May 7:30 AM - Riverside Park, Park Road, Karalee

Leader: Rae Clark Phone: 07 3391 1642

Riverside Park is one of thirty-six sites that will feature in the new Bird Places of Ipswich brochure which is expected to be available mid-2019. This is a pretty park with bushland areas on the Brisbane River which can be explored via unpaved but fairly flat paths. The park borders the river with riparian vegetation, a tidal, backwater gully, eucalyptus forest and open parkland. A good mix of habitats provides a great diversity of birds to see. Over 130 species have been recorded here over the course of the year.

Directions: Whether travelling from the western suburbs of Brisbane or along the Ipswich Motorway/Warrego Highway, turn off Mt Crosby Road (Chuwar & Karalee) on to Junction Road. After following Junction Rd approx. 3.1km km, leave Junction Rd and proceed straight ahead on Arthur Summervilles Road then Settler Way. Follow Settler Way c. 1.7km to its end at junction with Park Rd. Turn left from roundabout downhill along Park Rd (sign with park name near entrance to latter) to the parking area at the bottom of hill near the boat ramp.

Toilets and picnic tables are available but please bring a chair plus water, morning tea, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

UBD Reference Map 195 H-J3

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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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Wednesday 19 June 7.30 am - John Oxley Reserve And Black Duck Reserve

Leader: Vernon Kretschmann Mobile: 0488 211 277

The main walking track at John Oxley Reserve is sealed and winds its way down the banks of the North Pine River to a boardwalk at river level. The walk initially passes through dense eucalypt woodland which merges with riparian and mangrove forests as it gets closer to the river. After this walk we will break for morning tea, then for those wishing to continue we will proceed to the nearby Black Duck Reserve for a walk by the lakes. This path is also paved and with such diverse habitats we should see a good range of bush and water birds.

There are picnic facilities including toilets at John Oxley Reserve. Please bring morning tea, a chair and insect repellent.

Directions: The reserve is located at the end of Ogg Road which can be accessed from Dohles Rocks Road. The Reserve is signposted and we will meet at the carpark.

UBD Reference Map 99 F1

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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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