Proposed Outings for 2014.

BirdLife Sunshine Coast   -- Proposed Outings for 2014.

May 3rd               Mooloolah River Walk 
Meet at 7am. From Mooloolah Connection Road [accessable from the town of Mooloolah or Steve Irwin Way] turn north into South River Road. Park on roadside after c.50metres. The walk runs east following the Mooloolah River to Old Gympie Road. Walk returns on the same track. We expect a range of species in particular, Rose Robin and several cuckoo species.
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Approximate Mooloolah River Walk

June 7th              Ewan Maddock Dam – Kowald Road End
Meet at 8am. From Landsborough take road towards Maleny. Take Gympie street right from roundabout, past the school, over the railway lien and turn left into Tunnel Ridge Road. Turn right into Kowald Road. Follow this dirt road until it ends near the water. A good range of freshwater spp plus a range of forest spp. Keep eyes and ears peeled for Little Grassbird!
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Map shows Koald Road but travel to the end of that road nearer the dam.

July 5th                Park Lakes Wetland near Bli Bli
Meet at 8am. A new site for the club!! From Bli Bli, turn north into Willis Rd, follow the main road [it changes into Thomas Road]. At the roundabout turn left into Park Lakes Drive. Follow this road through several roundabouts until the end. Near the end of the road there is a park on the right. We will meet here and begin our walk. A good mix of habitat and spp. Little Bitterns have recently bred here and a few crake spp have been regularly seen.
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Map showing 49 Parklakes Drive - park across road in front of the park.

August 2nd          London Creek Environmental Park 
Meet at 8am. From Bald Knob Road [accessable from Peachester or the Maleny - Landsborough Road] turn east into MacDonalds Rd. Park here.
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Park at marker

September 6th   Maroochydore Bushland Botanical Gardens
Meet at 7am. From Forest Glen drive past teh Forest Glen Holiday Park and follow the signs to the Botanical Gardens. Road goes under the highway.
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Directions from Forest Glen to Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden

October 4th         Toorbul

AFTERNOON OUTING - Meet at 4pm at park opposite general store. [remember to visit teh Lagoon on the way in for Brolgas and perhaps other waders. We may travel to the north end first for Mangrove Kingfisher, Mangrove Gerygone etc before heading to the southern end for teh waders. High tide is c6pm so we should get good views of migratory waders as the tide rises with the light behind us. Please consider bringing food for a BBQ as there are Electric BBQ's at the northern end of the esplanade.  

Toorbul
November 1st     Charlie Moreland, Conondales. 

Meet at 7am at the Charlie Moreland Day Use area for an exploration of some of surrounding Conondale Forest. PLEASE stay for a camp out at the adjacent camping area. BYO food and drink. Enjoy more birding in the afternoon and some spotlighting after dinner for Owls, Nightjars, Frogmouths, Pademelons, Bandicoots, Possums and more. Each member is resonsible for booking a camp spot at the following web address;  http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/imbil/camping.html#charlie_moreland_camping_area
Charlie Moreland from Kenilworth

December 6th       Mapleton area birding – meet at Mapleton Lily ponds at 7am. Turn west at the Mapleton Tavern and then take the next right. The Lily ponds can be seen on the right and there is a gravel road into a small car park. From here we will car pool down to Mapleton Falls NP and / or Gheerulla Falls Track. As this is our final birding outing for 2014 the suggestion is we bring a plate for a shared morning tea / brunch. Electric BBQ’s are available at the Lily ponds if anyone is interested in a more substantial brunch!
Mapleton Village, with the map centered on the Mapleton Lilyponds - entrance via Delicia Rd.

For more details please email Ken Cross - friarbird43@bigpond.com     or
 John Malings (jam2005@bigpond.net.au)

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