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Field Outings

Due to the recent Federal and State Government restrictions on social contact and on travel movements in an attempt to control the spread of the COVID-19 viral disease, the club committee has decided to cancel all club member face-to-face activities including outings until at least June this year. This includes the Easter campout.

Please look at the website or the June newsletter for updated information.  If unsure about any activity, please contact Allan Richards on activities@birdingnsw.org.au, or myself on Thomas.Karplus@health.nsw.gov.au.

 



 

  • The Club holds field outings most weekends, and there are presently two mid-week outings each month. Field trips range from a half-day’s birding at local sites and to campouts. Accommodation on overnight trips varies from camping to motels. If you’re joining a field outing make sure you:
  • read the newsletter for further details and contact details of the leader.
  • bring something for morning tea and lunch.

TOTAL FIRE BANS AND NATIONAL PARK CLOSURES

Sydney Outings. It may be necessary to reschedule or cancel outings planned to be held in national parks if there is a total fire ban. Please check the website or contact the leader for information about whether the outing can go ahead in view of the bush fire threat.

Central Coast Outings. Outings may be cancelled on days of total fire bans. This will be determined on a case by case basis and will depend on the planned birding site being accessible and the potential risk. This decision will be made by the leader. If the outing is cancelled, it will be published on Central Coast Birders Facebook. If in doubt contact the outing leader.

 Campouts. It may be necessary to cancel campouts in national parks if there is a total fire ban.

For further details about Birding NSW field outings email: activities@birdingnsw.org.au

March 2020

  • Central Coast Weekend Campout Friday 20 – Sunday 22 March: Big4 Holiday Park on Burrill Lake,123 Princes Highway, Burrill Lake. 02 4455 1621 or 1800 552 944. Birding around Ulladulla and the South Coast.
  • March 20-22, 2020 The Seventeenth Bird Survey Weekend around Grenfell. Please join us for the next survey weekend. New surveyors are always welcome. In small groups, we survey on about 30 sites including many on private properties around Grenfell. The survey takes place on Saturday morning and the rest of the weekend is free for birding. We meet for dinner at the Railway Hotel in Grenfell on Friday evening and have a barbeque on a private property on Saturday evening. Grenfell is about five hours’ drive west of Sydney. Accommodation is available in hotels, a motel and bed and breakfast places as well as in the caravan park. It is advisable to book early. If you would like to join us or would like more information, please contact Elisabeth Karplus on emhodson@exemail.com.au or Allan Richards on activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  •  Wednesday 25 March Midweek Outing: Scheyville National Park. Meet at 8:30 am in Pitt Town Dural Road near the corner of Whitmore Road, Maraylya. Lunch at cars.  

April 2020

  •  Wednesday 8 April Central Coast Half Day Outing: Dubbo Gully. Meet at 8.30 am at the corner of Wisemans Ferry and Waratah Roads, Mangrove Mountain. Central Coast UBD Map 35, D15. Lunch at cars.
  • Club Campout – Easter Long Weekend 10-13 April: Coolah Tops National Park. A campout has been arranged over the long weekend at Coolah Tops National Park. Temperatures will be pleasant because of the high altitude and nights will be cool for sleeping. Please note that the access road is steep and could be rough if it has not been graded recently. Many of the roads within the park are closed during wet weather. Access to the main camping area at the Barracks is suitable for all vehicles with care. Turn off the Coolah-Merriwa Road about 4 km east of Coolah then travel about 20 km to the park. Bring everything that you need including drinking water. There is a pit-toilet at the campsite. In case there are any changes or if the campout has to be cancelled, please advise that you plan to attend by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au.
  • Saturday 18 April Club Outing: Mitchell Park. Meet at 8.30: am in the first picnic area at Mitchell Park, Mitchell Park Road, Maraylya. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 29 April Midweek Outing: Lane Cove National Park. Meet at 8:30 am at the Boundary Road Fire-trail at the end of Boundary Road near Braidwood Avenue, North Epping. Carry morning tea, lunch at cars.

May 2020

  • Central Coast Weekend Campout Friday 1 – Sunday 3 May: North Haven. Reflections Holiday Park, North Haven, 109 The Parade, North Haven, 2443. 02 6559 9193. Birding around Lake Cathie, Watson Taylor Lake, Cattai Wetlands, Swans Crossing rainforest, Camden Head and Bonny Hills.
  • Saturday 9 May Club Outing: Mill Creek and Old Great North Road in Dharug National Park, Wiseman’s Ferry. Meet at 9.00 am in the Mill Creek Picnic Area. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 13 May Central Coast Half-day Outing: Bulls Quarry, Meet at 8.3 0am at Bulls Quarry trail, Woy Woy Rd, Kariong. Central Coast UBD map 96, C13.Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 16 May Club Outing: Centennial Park. Meet at 8.30 am in Dickens Drive near The Learning Centre, Centennial Park. Bird watching within the park. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 27 May Midweek Outing: Royal National Park. Meet 8:30 am at Wattle Forest Picnic Area near Audley. Turn into Lady Carrington Drive at Audley, then right over the timber bridge to the western side of the river. Turn left and meet at the last car park. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 30 May Central Coast Outing: Chain Valley Bay and San Remo. Meet at 8.30 am at Joshua Porter Reserve, Chain Valley Bay. Central Coast UBD map 22, M3. Lunch at cars.

June 2020

  •  Saturday 6 June Club Outing: Nurragingy Reserve and the Western Sydney Parklands. Meet at 8:30 am in the main carpark in Nurragingy Reserve next to the Colebee Centre. Enter the reserve from the Knox Road, Doonside. Lunch at cars.  
  • Long Weekend Campout 6-8 June. Wallamba River Holiday Park, 99 Aquatic Road, North Tuncurry about 14 km north of Tuncurry. Meet at 8:30 am at entrance to the caravan park. Lunch at cars. Birding in nearby areas including Cattai Wetlands.
  • Wednesday 10 June Central Coast Half-day Outing: Narara Eco Village and Strickland State Forest. Meet at 8.30 am outside the Visitors Centre Narara Ecovillage, 25 Research Road, Narara. Parking available. Central Coast UBD map 77, A6. Lunch will be in the shade of one of the Ecovillage buildings.
  • Saturday 13 June Club Outing: Warriewood Wetlands and Irrawong Reserve. Meet at 8.30 am at Katoa Close, Warriewood. Lunch will be from cars. Gradient: Easy with bush tracks.
  • Sunday 28 June Central Coast Outing: A combined outing with CBOC. Colongra Swamp. Meet at 8.30 am in MacLeay Drive, Halekulani (Colongra). Central Coast UBD map, G4. Lunch at cars.