Program reminder – July 2017

Program reminder – July 2017

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What To Bring – Always wear covered shoes, hat and carry water, also bring sunscreen and insect repellent and something to eat for morning or afternoon tea and lunch if it’s over the lunch period. All welcome.

Contact – for BBB Activities – byronbirdbuddy@gmail.com  or Mobile 0428864378

 

Sunday 2nd – Belongil Estuary & Byron Wetlands – 08.00 – 15.00 (3pm)

Reason – Shorebird 2020 Bi-annual Monitoring.

Commencing at the Belongil Estuary – then move to the Byron Wetlands. Survey and count all birds at both sites. Count should be completed at Belongil by 10.30. Commence Wetland count at 11am

Tides – Low tide – 09.08. – 0.47m – High tide 15.56 – 1.35m

How to Get ThereBelongil Estuary -Turn into Bayshore Drive off Ewingsdale Road, go to the end of Bayshore Drive and park.

 

Monday 3rd – –Brunswick River 08.00 – Brunswick NR & Brunswick Salt Marsh  

ReasonShorebird 2020 Bi-annual Monitoring.

Commencing on the northside of the Brunswick River, survey & count all shorebird species in Marshall Creek and the North Wall of the Brunswick River finishing at the oyster lease on the west side of Marshalls Creek. (8am-10.30). 11am – complete survey on the southern side of the river – checking Brunswick Salt Marsh and area around Ferry Reserve.

Tides Low tide 09.58 – 0.46m – High tide 16.52 – 1.43m –

How to Get ThereMeet at the carpark end of North Head Road – New Brighton.

 

Friday 14th – Byron Wetlands – 14.00(2pm) – 18.00(6pm)

Reason – MonitoringEvening survey – 46 hr survey – walk an established path, identify & count all birds within the 100 hectare

How to Get There – Byron Wetlands – Wallum Place – Turn into Bayshore Drive off Ewingsdale Road, go past the IGA shopping Centre then turn left into Wallum Place – meet at the gate.

Bring – as above and whatever you need to eat and drink for afternoon tea.

 

Thursday 27th – Goonengerry NP – 07.30 – 13.00 – (June survey postponed due to weather)

Reason – Monitoring – survey for all bird species & in particular the six trigger species, Albert’s Lyrebird, Green Catbird, Regent Bowerbird, Logrunner, Paradise Riflebird and Pale-yellow Robin listed in the Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) of the Nightcap Range Area.  “The Nightcap Range KBA consists of four protected areas: Nightcap, Goonengerry and Mount Jerusalem National Parks, and Whian Whian State Conservation Area, and the six birds are targeted because of their restricted range and being confined to a single biome. (Biomes are very large ecological areas on the earth’s surface, with fauna and flora adapting to their environment).

How to Get There – SW from Mullumbimby on Coolamon Scenic Drive – turn (R) into Goonengerry Road and again at the top of the range turn (R) into Mill Rd (14.7km)  follow signs to the NP and park at end of Garrong Rd. We will survey the south Loop walking (3.9km).

Bring – whatever you need to eat and drink on the walk and for morning tea/lunch including something to sit on – There are NO facilities at this site.

 

Next Survey – Mt Jerusalem – Sunday 13th of August – 07. 30 in association with BirdLifeNR

 

BBB is a locality group of Brunswick Valley Landcare (BVL) – membership of BBB is obtained through membership of BVL –  http://brunswickvalleylandcare.org.au/apply-for-membership

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