Sunday, 6 August 2017

AUGUST MID WEEK WALK

Hi all,

The mid week outing for August is happening on the 16th August at the Maroochydore Botanical Gardens. The walk will be led by Vince Lee.

Please arrive at 7-45am so as to ensure an 8am start. As usual please bring a chair and morning tea. Be sun smart.


The Maroochy Botanical Gardens are located at Tanawha. The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden comprises 82 hectares of lush forested areas and is located off Tanawha Tourist Drive. The gardens are a place of natural beauty, where visitors can come for a peaceful stroll and relax as they walk through the fern gullies and past the on-site lagoon.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

SHEEP STATION CREEK - AUGUST OUTING

Powerful Owl adult
Sheep Station Creek is a little further than we would generally travel for a Sunshine Coast outing but
I'm sure all would agree that it was worth it!

Some 63 speces were recorded and quite a few would be rare to impossible on the sunshine Coast 'proper'.

Owls were the main highlights with excellent views of both Powerful and Boobook Owls. Passerines included White bellied Cuckoo Shrikes and the resident Fuscous Honeyeaters.

Photos that follow were taken by John Thompson.


Powerful Owl juveniles

Powerful Owl juveniles


Fuscous Honeyeater

Fuscous Honeyeater



Boobook Owl


Powerful Owl 



Powerful Owl juveniles


Rainbow Bee eaters

White bellied cuckoo Shrike

White bellied Cuckoo Shrike


Carpet Python




Powerful Owl juveniles - the final look!


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Forthcoming Outings

A quick up-date regarding forthcoming outings.

There is a mid week outing on Wednesday, July 26 to Ben Bennet Botanical Garden in Caloundra led by Vince Lee. Please meet at the Queen Street entrance at 8am. Remember to bring morning tea, water etc. Good opportunities for birding after in and around the Caloundra headlands. No RSVP necessary.

Notice too for a ‘week end away’ for the weekend of 18, 19 and 20 of August. The plan is to depart Nambour c5-30pm on the 18 for Esk. Saturday would involve a day trip to Lockyer Valley – a variety of habitats which promise a suite of many species uncommon or impossible on the Sunshine Coast. Sunday will have a morning’s birding close to Esk before driving back to the Sunshine Coast in the afternoon. Cost tba, however it will be in the $150 ball park I imagine, depending on numbers. The price will include transport, accommodation and lunches on Saturday and Sunday. Please register your interest asap as it is “a case of first in best dressed’.

Our Saturday August outing will be to Sheep Station Creek – details to follow.

Cheers
Ken


Ken Cross | Local Branch Convenor                       
Sunshine Coast Branch
BirdLife Southern Queensland
PO Box 375                                       
Annerley QLD 4103                 
southernqld@birdlife.org.au |birdlife.org.au                   
ABN 75 149 124 774                           
birds are in our nature
Tel: 0754457881



Saturday, 15 July 2017

CALENDAR UPDATE

October 14 – Saturday Outing – All day twitch – various locations          Leaders – Steve Popple + others - NOTE NEW DATE!!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

July Outing

We have our July outing this Saturday morning at Ferntree National Park, near Nambour.

Travel along Nambour-Yandina connection road from Nambour turn left into Ferntree Creek Road. About 100mts turn left crossing the railway line. Travel to the end of the road, just past Munda Rd. Parking beside the road.


Please plan to arrive at 8am. The walk will be led by Nambour local, Vince Lee and assisted by myself and perhaps others. As usual please bring a seat, cuppa, snack to help you get through the bird call. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017





PROPOSED OUTINGS & EVENTS 2017 UPDATE:


July 7, 8, 9 – Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour   Contact Robyn Combes robyn.combes62@gmail.com

July 15 – Saturday Outing – Ferntree National Park. Near Nambour   Leader – Ken Cross / Vince Lee

July 16 – BEGINNERS WALK - (invite beginners from Garden expo)     Leader – Ken Cross / Vince Lee

July 26 – Wednesday Outing – Ben Bennett Botanical Park, Caloundra (Sugarbag Rd entrance) – Leader –  Vince Lee/John Kooistra

August 5 - Saturday Outing – Sheep Station Creek, Caboolture    Leader – Ken Cross & Russ Lamb

August 16 – Wednesday Outing – Maroochy Botanical Gardens                  Leader – Vince Lee

September 9 – Saturday Outing – Charlie Moreland [Camp Out]            Leader – Ken Cross

September 13 – Wednesday Outing – Park Lakes, Bli Bli   Leader – Vince Lee

October 14 – Saturday Outing – All day twitch – various locations          Leaders – Steve Popple + others - NOTE NEW DATE!!

October 18 – Wednesday Outing – Toorbul               Leader – John Kooistra

November 11 - Saturday Outing – Gheerulla Falls track, Mapleton Leader – Ken Cross

November 15 – Wednesday Outing – Buderim Forest Park            Leader - TBA

December 2 - Saturday Outing – Mary Cairncross Reserve, Maleny + BBQ breakfast
Leader – Ken Cross

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Hi All, 

The next mid-week outing will be on Wednesday June 14th, at Martin Wright Nature Walk, Baroon Pocket Dam. Leader - John Malings.
The walk starts at 8.00 am from the car park at the end of Baroon Pocket Rd, North Maleny (southern side of dam).

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Baroon+Pocket+Dam+(North+Maleny+side)


John Kooistra | acting Local Branch Convenor                 
Sunshine Coast Branch
BirdLife Southern Queensland
PO Box 375                                       
Annerley QLD 4103                 
southernqld@birdlife.org.au |birdlife.org.au                   
ABN 75 149 124 774                           
birds are in our nature
Ph: 54762550