Friday, 29 January 2016


Noosa Parks Association Inc.


  All Sunday outings commence at 8am.  Friday morning’s guest speakers will form part of the  Friday Environment Forum (on the given days).  A quarterly meeting will be held at the        Environment Centre to deal with bird-related matters.  All members are welcome to attend.

 An Interpretive Birding Walk takes place every Friday before the Friday Environment  Forum.  Meet in the Environment Centre car park at Wallace Park, Eumundi Road, Noosaville   beside the Library at 8:30am.

Tuesday 2nd February
Bird Observers meeting
9am at the Environment Centre
Friday 19th February
Speaker Jill Dening FEF
Noosa River Birds
'Ten years of shorebird monitoring in the Noosa Estuary'
Sunday 20th March
Outing Cootharaba private
Meet at Simpsons Road Cootharaba where we will visit two farm properties.
Friday 15th
To be advised
Tuesday 3rd May
Bird Observers meeting
9am at the Environment Centre
Sunday 15th
Outing Sheppersons Park Kin Kin
On Pomona – Kin Kin Rd. pass turn into Kin Kin township & cross bridge. After 2km turn right into Sheppersons Lane.
Friday 17th
To be advised
Sunday 17th
Outing Castaways
Details to be advised
Tuesday 2nd
Bird Observers meeting
9am at the Environment Centre
Friday 19th
To be advised
Sunday 18th
Outing Verrierdale Rise
Nature Reserve
From Eumundi Rd. turn into Dean Rd. Travel 1.6km to bus shelter. Turn into Butler Rd. Travel .6km to meet at end.
Friday 21st
To be advised
Tuesday 1st
Bird Observers meeting
9am at the Environment Centre
Sunday 20th
Outing Fig Tree Walk Kenilworth
Travel 4km south of Kenilworth to Little Yabba Creek on the Maleny Kenilworth Road. Meet in car park over bridge on left

ALL ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO                   Coordinator Valda McLean 

Phone: 5476 2123 or Email:

Park Lakes Bli Bli

Many have commented about the recent developments at Park Lakes Wetland at Bli Bli. The developers have seen fit to replace what was initialy an outstanding example of what could be achieved ecologically within a residential development - specifically a wetland with a variety of zones from mud edge to reed beds to open water - with an ecologicaly dead duck pond!!

Greg Roberts has written more on the subject at his blog which can be found here;

I have written to the developers and if you wish to lend your voice to a protest you can do so via;

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Saturday Outing - 6 February 2016

Birds in a recently flooded section of Finland Road [M. Overend]
New Site - Bli Bli Area – Meet at Muller Park, across the Maroochy River from the Bli Bli IGA Shopping Centre at 7am. Leader – Ken Cross.

Tawny Grassbird [M. Overend]
We will begin by having a stroll around this area before reducing the number of vehicles and visiting a few sites in and around the nearby Finland Road. This is an area of wetlands, grasslands, melaleuca woodlands with a corresponding good mix of species. It is an area often good for raptors in addition to grassland species such as Golden-headed Cisticola and Tawny Grassbird. There is an option to hang around for a breakfast BBQ after bird call at Muller Park.

Birding afterwards at Parklakes, Bli Bli and / or the Wetland Sanctuary are options.
All of the accompanying pictures have been taken this year in the Finland Road area.

Black-shouldered Kite [Allan Sonerson]
Rainbow Bee-eater [Allan Sonerson]

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Bird Pics 2015

The following photos have been lifted from our Facebook Page and all are pics from members taken in 2015.
This year the competition continues.....
Birdlife Sunshine Coast 2016, may be of interest to birders, naturalists etc here on the Sunshine Coast Qld. The description is as follows; Participants are encouraged to post pics of Sunshine Coast birds [taken in 2016 only] and title them with ONLY a number and the location. It is for other members to identify the bird species. Using this approach participants are encouraged to get as many ‘clicks’ for the year as possible [and folks will see as much of the Sunny Coast as possible]. Discussions on Bird Id hopefully will occur and members will also learn of new birding locales. Sunshine Coast extends from Rainbow Beach in the north to Bribie Island in the south and west to, say, Kilcoy.... Any arguments will result in me losing. Tthe emphasis is on quantity rather than quality! The winner will recieve nothing save the respect of the other members...
Check it out;
The photos below do not respect the emphasis on quantity over quality [to show that I would print my photos]. Enjoy.