Program Update – August 2017

Program Update – August 2017

 

For full program and more information download the PDF: BBB Program 2017 (July – Dec)

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

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

 BBBcommence monitoring of Pied Oystercatcher & Beach Stone-curlew breeding sites and record site visit on BBB online Excel spreadsheet. Please, contact Jan at byronbirdbuddy@gmail.com if you wish to participate in a nesting bird-watch during the beach-nesting bird season – August to Dec.

 

Saturday 12th – Billinudgel NR – Optus Track                      08.00 – ending time variable

Reason: An introduction to bush birds for artists – inspiration to create work for Bird Week in October

How to Get There: Just past Billinudgel, enter Shara Boulevard off Tweed Valley Way, turn first left into Banool Circuit then left again at the top of the hill, entrance to the park fire-trail is the small track on the left at the base of the small hill before turning the corner. Park on the street where it is safe.

 

Sunday 13th – Mt Jerusalem – Middle Ridge Trail.         07. 30 – Ending time will be variable.   

Reason:  Survey is in association with BirdLife Northern Rivers monthly outing.  Mt Jerusalem National Park lies within the Nightcap Range KBA (Key Biodiversity Area). 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.

How to Get There: The group will meet outside the General Store at Main Arm (there is a toilet there) just near the junction of Main Arm Road and The Pocket Road.  Car-pool if necessary and travel along Main Arm Road to Middle Ridge Road, then 1.2kms to the Middle Ridge Trail. The walk will be a 5.5 km (return) walk to Rowlands Creek, and there are some steep areas.  There are no facilities in the Park.  If you have questions about cancellation due to weather or attending for the first time call Anne Jones at 0418 244 262   jones.oz@gmail.com  or Linda Brannian at 0409 833 888.

 

Wednesday 23rd     Vallances Road – Mullumbimby – 2pm – 7.30pm

Reason:  Evening survey, 4-6h for BSC project – focus on owls on dusk

How to Get There:  Vallances Road off Coolamon Scenic Drive – 10kms from Ocean Shores or 5km from Mullumbimby meet at the small pond at bottom of hill along Vallances Rd and then proceed to the STP gate at end of the road.   byronbirdbuddy@gmail.com

 

Sunday 27th – Byron Wetlands – 09.00   – 15.00 –  Please Book   byronbirdbuddy@gmail.com

Reason:  Walk and Presentation

Walk – starts 9am    – Presentation – Birds of the Wetlands Part 2 starts 13.00

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 morning tea and lunch.

 

Next Survey – Monday 4th September – International Shorebird Week surveys – 8am at the Byron Wetlands

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