Activities

Saturday 25th May, Budderoo 8.30am


Leaders: David and Michelle Rower Phone 0421 335 037.
Meet at the car park for Budderoo Fire Trail approx. 2.6km past the turn-off to Barren Grounds along Jamberoo Mountain Road. This car park is approximately 200 metres along a dirt road. After the 60 km/h bends on Jamberoo Mountain Road the speed goes back to 80km/h and you go up a slight hill.
At the top is a dirt pull-off marked with two signs Budderoo Plateau and Budderoo National Park this is where the dirt road to access the track begins. Bring carry morning tea, hat, sunscreen and plenty water for the day.



Sunday 26th May  Atlassing at Croome  8:30 am



Leader Martin Cocker 0418429132
An atlas survey of this IB adopted site, is about 2hours duration. Mee at the oval car park at he end of the Tennis Court entrance on Croome Road, Albion Park Rail. Bring morning tea, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.





Tuesday 4th June 2018, Evening Meeting - 7.30pm Coniston Community Centre


‘A Wildlife and Beach Tour of Sri Lanka...A Birding Experience", Bill and Joan Zealey
In February of this year Bill and Joan Zealey spent a fortnight in Sri Lanka on what they expected to be a standard tourist coach tour.  It turned out to be a great way to see some of the wildlife and a large part of the bird life of  one of the most  biodiverse hotspots in the world.

Sri Lanka is home to over 250 types of resident birds.  The island has four biosphere reserves of which, the Sinharaja forest reserve is home to 26 endemic birds and 20 rainforest species. The Yale National Park in the southeast protects herds of elephant, deer, and peacocks while the Willpattu National Park in the northwest, the largest national park, preserves the habitats of many water birds such as storks, pelicans, ibis, and spoonbills.   In this presentation they will provide a taste of the wildlife, scenery, historical monuments and the islands community that make Sri Lanka irresistible.  Please bring a plate to share.



Thursday 6th June, Botanic Gardens Walk, 12.30 to 1.30pm


Leader Martin Potter Mobile 0437683677
Lunch time bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street) as long as a car park pass is obtained from the Discovery Centre on arrival and displayed on your dashboard.



Saturday 8th June, Box Vale Track, Mittagong, 8.30 am


Leader Nerida Hudspith Mobile 0424417484
From Mittagong town centre continue along the old Hume Highway towards Berrima and Goulburn. At the F5 overpass stay on the right-hand side of the road as if heading for Wombeyan Caves. Turn right into Box Vale Road, in 50 metres turn left into sign-posted track and follow signs to picnic area car park. This an all-day 12k walk medium level, you may need a small torch for the tunnel. Please bring morning tea, lunch, plenty of water, hat, sunscreen, suitable warm clothing and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Sunday 9th June, Wader Count, 8.30am



Leader Martin Cocker 0418429132
Meet under the pines by Windang Surf Club. A count that is part of the national “Shorebirds 2020” Programme that will include: Windang Estuary, Why Juck Bay, Koona Bay. Bring morning tea, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed shoes.



Friday 14th June, Tallawarra Ash Ponds, 8.30am



Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower Mobile 0421335037
Meet on Yallah Bay Road which leads to the Energy Australia Tallawarra Power Station. This is only accessible from the Princes Highway southbound from Dapto. If coming from the south you need to take the first Dapto exit and turn right onto the Princes Highway. Yallah Bay Road is the second left after this turn. Park on the left-hand side of the road of Yallah Bay Road about 300 metres from the turn off opposite gate 37.  Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen, plenty of water for the day and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Saturday 29th June, Barren Grounds, 8.30am



Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower Mobile 0421335037
Meet in the picnic area at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve 9km from the township of Jamberoo along Jamberoo Mountain Road. Turn off Jamberoo Mountain Road to the left just after the “Concealed Driveway” sign and follow the dirt road for 600metres to the picnic area car park. Bring morning tea, water, hat sunscreen and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Sunday 30th June,  Atlassing at integral Engery Park, 8.30am



Leader Martin Cocker Mobile  0418429132
Meet in the car park off Darkes Road, West Dapto- the driveway is just past the Motor Museum on the right. Driveway marked with a sign stating: “Integral Enery Recreation Park”. Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.