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 7 – Saturday Outing – All day twitch – various locations          Leaders – Steve Popple + others

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


Wednesday, 24 May 2017



Hi All, 
Our next outing is on Saturday June 3rd at 8.00am, to be lead by John Birbeck.This walk will be an introduction to one of the Council’s new reserves at Scarffe Road Glenview. This reserve is fenced off and not open to the public, it includes a large quarried lake including adjoining maintenance roadways and is surrounded by riparian rainforest, it also adjoins existing Mooloolah River Esplanade Reserves.
The entrance gates are located at the end of Scarffe Road before the bridge (private property), there is plenty of parking along Scarffe Road.
To get there:
Enter Mooloolah Connection Road off Steve Irwin Way, then enter Scarffe Road off Mooloolah Connection Road at Glenview. If you have reached Stevens Road you have gone 300 metres too far. Public toilets are located about 1.3 kilometres down Mooloolah Connection Road at Ewen Maddock Dam Reserve.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Scarffe+Rd,+Glenview+QLD+4553/



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

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Hi All,

Upcoming outings for this month:

May 6th Pelagic has been moved to May 13th. Contact Greg Roberts:  friarbird.roberts@gmail.com

Saturday May 13th: 8.00 am @ Dunethin Rock Reserve. Leaders, John Kooistra/Vince Lee
Directions: Turn onto Pearce Drive from Yandina-Bli-Bli Rd. Follow Pearce Drive to Lake Dunethin Rd and park near the river. Bring a chair, morning tea & mossie spray.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Dunethin+Rock/

Wednesday May 17th: 8.00am @ Eumundi Conservation Park. Leader, Russ Lamb.
Directions: Turn into Seib Rd from Eumundi-Noosa Rd, follow for approx.1.2 km before turning left into Verrierdale Forest Rd. Park at end of road, near entrance. Bring a chair and morning tea. There are no toilet facilites here. Closest place is Eumundi.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Eumundi+Conservation+Park


Cheers,
John Kooistra



Saturday, 15 April 2017

The Wappa Dam outing is actually this coming Wednesday 19th April. Have changed the date (from 19th May) in the previous post. Apologies to all.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Hi All,

Next mid-week outing is on Wednesday 19th April at Wappa Dam, Kiamba. Meet at 7.00 am in the lower carpark at Wappa Park next to the lake. Bring a chair, we will have morning tea & bird call after the walk. Leaders Vince Lee & John Kooistra.  


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

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March Outing 11th March

Hello all
The March Saturday outing is coming very soon.
Please note that the date of the Toorbul outing has been changed from the 18th to the 11th. The reason for the change is the suitability of the tide. On the 11th the high tide is expected at 9-20am.
So, we will meet at 7am at the southern end of the Toorbul esplanade on the 11th of March. Ken Cross and perhaps others will lead the walk. Obviously the focus will be on migratory waders however there are good bush birds and, at the other end of the esplanade, there are a few decent mangrove species. Please remember to stop and check out the wetland [dryland] on the way into the Toorbul area.  
As stated the high tide is expected at 9-20am so an arrival time at 7 allows for a couple of hours observing the birds as they are pushed higher by the rising tide.
It should be possible to have a rush around to Bribie to see what species are roosting at Kakadu Beach as usually there is some contrast between the species at the different sites.
As usual please bring your own chair, cuppa, drinking water, hat, sunscreen etc. And cameras and bins [as in binoculars…]. Scopes are always useful at wader sites, too!
Cheers for now,

Ken