Easter and Anzac Camps

The Easter camp to Macquarie Marshes will be from Friday 19th April until Monday 22nd April, although some people will probably arrive on Thursday 18th April.

We will be staying at Willie Retreat http://willieretreatmacquariemarshes.com.au/accommodation.htm
They have a bunkhouse, caravan park and camping area.
Please book direct.
It is 576Km (6.5 hours) from Newcastle on the fastest route.

This is along the Golden then Castlereagh and Oxley Highways to Warren (467Km). Then turn north along the Carinda road for 109Km until a right turn on to Gibson Way. The turn off to Willie Retreat will be on the right after about 2 Km.

Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary

There will then be the opportunity to drive on to Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary from Tuesday 23rd April until Sunday 28th April.

There is only space for 15 people to camp in an unpowered area and final numbers will need to be given to them by 9th March. To make a reservation (if you have not already done so) please contact me

Andrzej – 0427 483 663 or karpiel@bigpond.com.

The cost is $12/person/day in cash at Bowra.

You will need to read the following before you arrive. http://www.australianwildlife.org/media/275890/bowra-conditions-of-entry.pdf

It is 535 Km (6.1 hours) from Willie Retreat and you need to arrive before 5 pm.

DATE EVENT MEETING PLACE & TIME CONTACT
Sat 9th Mar Hunter Wader Survey
HT-10.58am, 1.68m
10.00am Ash Island and Tomago
10.30am Various 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
Mon 11th Mar Remove Mangrove Seedlings 7.00am Milham Road Tom Clarke  0418 411 785
Wed 13th Mar Club Meeting 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre, Shortland Speaker: Fred van Gessel – Birds of Borneo
Bird of the Evening: Jack Adams
Sun 17th Mar Field outing –
Finnan Park & Tomago
Meet – Finnan Park 7.30am Greg Little 0414 562 169
Tue 19th Mar Tomago Wetlands Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
Mon 25th Mar Remove Mangrove Seedlings 7.00am Neville’s Nook Tom Clarke  0418 411 785
April 2019
Tue 2rd Apr Mid-week Outing Botanic Gardens Meet – 7.30am Botanic Gardens Di Johnson 0413 317 710
Wed 3th Apr Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – Robert Stewart
All members welcome
Sat 6th – Sun 7th Apr BIGnet Southern Highlands Marg Clarke
Robert Stewart
All members welcome
Sat 6th Apr Hunter Wader Survey HT-9.58am, 1.66m 9.00am Ash Island and Tomago
9.30am Various 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
Andrzej Karpiel 0427 483 663 – Hexham
Tue 9th & Wed 10th Apr Martindale surveys Meet – contact Bruce Watts Bruce Watts 0402 406 332
Wed 10th Apr Club Meeting 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre Speaker: Birgita Hansen- Latham’s snipe study
Bird of the Evening: Rob Palazzi
Fri 12th Apr Remove Mangrove Seedlings 7.00am Neville’s Nook Tom Clarke  0418 411 785
Fri 12th Apr Survey: Earthcare Park, Tenambit Meet – 6.30am, main gate Leader Marg Clarke 0412 616030
School holidays Sat 13th April to Sun 28th April 2018
Tue 16th Apr Tomago Wetlands Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Chris Cameron 0409 665 049
Please ring to confirm
Fri 19th Apr – Mon 22nd Apr Easter Camp –
Macquarie Marshes
Meet – see HBOC web site for directions Andrzej & Lyn Karpiel
4952 3458 or 0427 483 663
Sun 21st Apr Field Outing –
HEZ
Meet-7.30am
Log of Knowledge Park, Cnr Stanford and Mulbring Sts, Kurri Kurri
Krishna Nagarajan-  49333680  or 0448745869
25-28 Apr –
Bowra Station
ANZAC camp Meet – follow on from Easter camp. Final Numbers 10/3/19 Andrzej & Lyn Karpiel
4952 3458 or 0427 483 663
May 2019
Wed 1 May Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – Robert Stewart
All members welcome
Fri 3th – Sun 5th May Tocal Field Days 9.00am – 5.00pm
each day Roster to be made (visitors welcome)
Alan Stuart 0409 978 171
Tue 7 May Mid-week Outing – Ellalong Lagoon Meet – 7.00 Outside Paxton Hotel (Millfield Rd, Paxton. Pre-register as numbers limited. Mick Roderick 0421 761 237
Wed 8th May Club Meeting 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre Speaker: Andrea Griffin-Myna/Miner research
Bird of the Evening: Archie Brennen – Pacific Gull
Fri 10th May Survey: Earthcare Park, Tenambit Meet – 6.30am, main gate Leader Marg Clarke 0412 616030
Sat 11 –
Mon 13 May
(backup 24-26 May)
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 14th May Tomago Wetlands Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
Sat 18th May Hunter Wader Survey HT-7.47am, 1.65m 7.00am Ash Island and Tomago
7.30am Various 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
Sat 18th – Sun 19th May Regent Honeyeater/ Swift Parrot surveys Various locations as desired or directed Mick Roderick 0421 761237
mick.roderick@birdlife.org.au
Sun 19th May Field Outing –
Blackbutt Reserve
Meet – 7.30am Mahogany Drive carpark Joy Nicholls 0410 867 134