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Activities2019-01-06T17:20:18+00:00

The January camp in 2019 is from Friday 25th to Tuesday 29th and is being held at UNSW Smiths Lake Research Field Station.

This is a special location and available for special activities. We are privileged to be able to visit it. There is dormitory type accommodation (camping also available) and communal kitchen with cooking requirements, fridges and stoves, flushing toilets, showers and sheltered communal type areas. There is also opportunity to swim in the lake.

Water is from rainwater tanks and although there is plenty some care is required in using this valuable resource. Insect repellent is also advised
The fees are $15 per adult per night, with the cost of children being subsidised by the Club, so as not to overburden our young families. I will be collecting the camp fees at camp.

The UNSW Smiths Lake Field Station is located on the south-western shore of Smiths Lake, near the village of Bungwahl. It is about 35 km south of Forster, NSW.

From Bulahdelah, take the Lakes Way, which leaves the Pacific Highway a few kilometres north of the town. At Bungwahl, turn right into Seal Rocks Road. Proceed towards Seal Rocks for 2.3 km. then turn left at Horse Point Road (a dirt road opposite the Fish Co-op). Proceed straight ahead for 1.6 km until you reach the field station. Note: Ignore all signs and do not turn into Dogwood Road.

It is worthwhile reading the UNSW Smiths Lakes Field Station users guide on the net to ensure you are aware of its special features and problems we may encounter.

Lyn and Andrzej Karpiel

DATE EVENT MEETING PLACE & TIME CONTACT
School Holidays Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
January 2019
Sat 12th Jan Snipe survey Various locations Peter Weinstock 0417 415 738
Tue 15th Jan Tomago Wetland Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
Sat 19th Jan Hunter Wader Survey HT-7.27am, 1.87m 6.30am Ash Island and Tomago
7.00am Other locations as directed
Alan Stuart 0409 978 171 – Ash Island
Dan Williams 0408 023 262 – Kooragang
Jack Adams 4971 5334 – Swansea
Jenny Powers 4944 7274 – Stockton
Sue Hamonet 4958 1023 – Swan Bay
Steven Cox 0409 848 390 – Tomago
Ann Lindsey 4951 2008 – Hexham
Fri 25th
Tue 29th Jan
Long Weekend Camp – Smiths Lake N/A Andrzej and Lyn Karpiel
4952 3458 / 0427 483 663
School Holidays Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
February 2019
Sat 2 – Mon 4 Feb (b/up 16-19) Broughton Island
bird banding
Nelson Bay NPWS TBA
Fit only, numbers very limited: contact Alan for waiting list
Greg Little 0414 562169
Alan Stuart 0409 978 171
Tue 5th Feb Mid-week Outing –
Hexham Swamp
Meet – Hexham Maccas at 7.00am, car pooling is essential Ann Lindsay 4951 2008
Wed 6th Feb Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
Robert Stewart 4963 2029 or
0401 283 305
All members welcome
Fri 8th Feb Port Stephens Waterbirds Survey 8.30am Locations as directed Alan Stuart 0409 978 171
Essential to ring to confirm
Sat 9th Feb Hunter Wader Survey HT-11.56am, 1.66m 10.30am Ash Island and Tomago
11.00am Other locations as directed
Alan Stuart 0409 978 171 – Ash Island
Dan Williams 0408 023 262 – Kooragang
Jack Adams 4971 5334 – Swansea
Jenny Powers 4944 7274 – Stockton
Sue Hamonet 4958 1023 – Swan Bay
Steven Cox 0409 848 390 – Tomago
Ann Lindsey 4951 2008 – Hexham
Wed 13th AGM & Club Night 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre, Shortland Guest Speaker:
Gisela Kaplan – Bird behaviour (tbc)
(AGM needs to be <30 mins total)
Sun 17th Feb Field Outing –
Upper Allyn
Meet – Raymond Terrace MacDonald’s 7am. Car pooling. Lorna Mee 0499 015 500
Tue 19th Feb Tomago Wetland Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm