Outings and events for 2019
announced, we try to run all outings, but, in case of last minute changes, please check our home page (or phone
the leader) for meeting places and dates a few days beforehand and before travelling a long distance.
Try to arrive about 10 minutes prior to the advertised time, e.g. 8.50am for a 9am departure.
Sunday 10th February (note change of date)
Outing to Deniliquin. Meet outside Island Sanctuary (opposite Deniliquin town hall) at 8.50am for a 9am bird walk. Bring binoculars (and/or 'scope), lunch and drinking water.
16th or 17th February
Quarterly Loddon Shire bird surveys. Enquiries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to help with surveys in Terrick Terrick National Park, contact email@example.com
From Friday 1st March, wetland bird surveys - looking for endangered waterbirds.
Enquiries: Simon Starr (our Conservation Officer) - Simon wishes to survey local wetlands prior to the opening of the Victorian duck shooting season.
Sunday 24th March
Outing to Ruff property on a side of Mount Black WIRRATE
Meet outside ruff house at 8.50am for a 9am walk on the property. Bring binoculars, lunch and drinking water.
Easter: BirdLife Camp at "Clarkesdale Bird Sancgtuary" LINTON.
Attendees must book through BirdLife national office
Saturday 27th April
Outing to Eppalock area. Meet in spiullway car park at 8.50 for a 9am departure. Bring binoculars, lunch and drinking water.
Saturday 4th May - Tuesday 7th May
Consecutive outings from Echuca-Moama.
Saturday 4th May:
Afternoon bird walk in Horseshoe Lagoon. Meet at start of elevated walkway over Horseshoe Lagoon MOAMA at 3pm.
Sunday 5th May:
Outing to Torrumbarry. Meet in Echuca Lions Park (Campaspe Esplanade near Ogilview Avenue, alongside Campaspe River) at 8.50am for a 9am departure. Bring binoculars, lunch and water to drink.
Monday 6th May:
Outing along Perriucoota Road. Meet in Murray River Council car park (off Meninya Street, near bridges) at 8.20 for an 8.30am departure. Note earlier start. Bring binoculars, lunch and water to drink.
Tuesday 7th May:
Outing to Mathoura. Meet in Murray River Shire car park (off Meninya Street near toilets) at 8.50 for a 9am departure. Visit the reed Beds bird hide. If road conditions permit, traverse Gulpa Island (4WD or high-clearance vehicle preferred). Bring lunch, telescope and/or binoculars, camera and drinking water.
Attendees from outside the Echuca Moama area will need to arrange their own accommodation. These consecutive day outings are not to be taken as being a camp. Bookings not required.
Sunday 7th July:
Big day out - Boort. Meet in park opposite service station and alongside caravan park at 8.50 for a 9am departure. Bring binoculars and/or telescope, lunch and water to drink.
Sunday 18th August
Outing to Newbridge area. Bring lunch, binoculars and water to drink. Meet outside Newbridge store at 8.50am for a 9am departure.
Saturday 21st September
Joint outing with BirdLife Murray Goulburn to Crosbie Reserve. Enquiries: BirdLife Murray Goulburn.
Saturday 5th October
Early morning bird walk in the Terricks Forest
Meet at the Davies homestead site, Mitiamo-Kow Swamp Road at 7.10am for a 7.15am departure in a mini bus. Part of the friends Weekend in the national park organised by Friends of the Terrick Terrick National Park inc. and part of the Naturally Loddon Spring Festival. This is a free event. Bring binoculars. Overnight camping provided for at Davies homestead site.
Saturday 12th October:
Explore Bendigo Wetlands. Meet in Rotary Park, Calder Highway KANGAROO FLAT, 8.50am. Bring binoculars and/or telescope, lunch and drinking water.
Sunday 10th November
Annual Superb Parrot Count PICOLA-YIELEMA AREA. Book with Sue Logie if interested. Bookings are essential for catering and organisational purposes.
Birders at Terrick Terrick (Duncan Turnbull)