2007 Outings

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2007 Outings

Post by Mick Atzeni » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:42 pm

The following outings are proposed but may change depending on availability of leaders, etc. Please check the forum for any changes to outings during the course of the year.

27 Jan - Prince Henry Drive & top end of Redwood Park, Toowoomba - Ideal for locals and beginners interested to learn what's on their back doorstep. Expect around 50 species including Regent Bowerbird, Eastern Yellow Robin, Rufous Fantail and Barred Cuckoo-Shrike just to name a few. Meet at 7am at the top of Bridge St near the old quarry entrance.

February outing. Please note change of date. The February outing is now on Saturday 3 March. Details follow.

3 March- This is intended to be an afternoon outing followed by some spotlighting. Meet at Highfields Falls, Dau Road entrance at 4.30pm. The intention is to bird until about 6.30pm when we will stop for a quick cuppa and a bite to eat. At about 7.15pm we can then go spotlighting for about an hour. The night should finish between 8.00 and 8.30pm. There are no facilities at the park. The nearest toilets are at the local service stations which are about two minutes drive away. The prolonged drought may mean that things will be quiet when spotlighting but sometimes owls are active at this time of year. Please bring torch, jumper and insect repellent and some food/drink if required.

24/25 Mar 2007 - local Species Census - instead of the traditional October Species Census we thought we'd run it in a different season for a change.

29 April 2007 Lockyer Wetlands - always a very popular outing and with the current drought you never know what might be present at the few remaining waterbodies.

Meet at Lake Apex, Gatton, at 7am. Plan is to also visit Lake Gallately on the UQ campus at Lawes, and Lake Dyer (Bill Gunn Dam) at Laidley. Visitors welcome. Contact Rosalie Rudduck 4697 6190

27 May Toowoomba's southern escarpment. Meet at Echo Valley South Park at 7 am. Travel south on Ramsay St until you reach the Echo Valley Motocross Racetrack - the park is located on the southern side of the racetrack and parking is available along the southern boundary fence adjacent to the park. Contact Mike McGoldrick (07) 46357371.

23/24 Jun - Annual Raptor Survey. Each survey is conducted on either the Saturday or the Sunday and involves driving the same route as in previous years. BYO everything.
Leaders :-
Pat McConnell (Northern Section) Tel: 4631 5573 (wk); Darren Fielder (Western Section) Tel: 4636 0174; Michael Atzeni (Eastern Section) Tel: 4639 2761; Ken Wells (Southern Section)


28 Jul - Helidon region. Meet 7:30am at the Helidon Rest Area, Warrego Highway, Helidon. Contact Ross Begent 4697 7198.

26 Aug - Killarney Area. Contact : Sandra Wilson 0412 065 221.

8/9 Sep (Note change of date)- Lake Coolmunda area - overnight (optional). Contact: Sandra Wilson 0412 065 221.

29 or 30 Sep - Local area (Venue and date to be advised).

27/28 Oct - Thornton (private property near Mt Mistake) - overnight (optional). Contact: Mick Atzeni 4639 2761

25 Nov - local outing - to be advised

Dec - no outing
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Update

Post by Mick Atzeni » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:06 pm

Please note updated outing schedule, particularly the change of dates for the Lake Coolmunda outing in September, which was originally to be 29/30 September.

28 Jul - Helidon region. Meet 7:30am at the Helidon Rest Area, Warrego Highway, Helidon. Contact Ross Begent 4697 7198.

26 Aug - Killarney Area. Meet 7.30am at Queen Mary Falls NP near the cafe. Leader: Sandra Wilson 0412 065 221.

8/9 Sep (Note change of date)- Lake Coolmunda area - overnight (optional). Leader: Michael Atzeni. Contact: Sandra Wilson 0412 065 221.

29 or 30 Sep - Local area (Venue and date to be advised).

27/28 Oct - Thornton (private property near Mt Mistake) - overnight (optional). Contact: Mick Atzeni 4639 2761

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