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HBOC Activities 2018 summary

HBOC Activity Record.pdf

Health and Safety

When attending field outings, ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing, including wet weather gear in inclement weather, and suitable footwear. It is advisable to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and to carry water.

Please sign the attendance register at field outings and also at meetings.

If you leave an outing early, please let the leader know before you go.

Participants attend at their own risk and should refrain from any behaviour that might put themselves or others at risk. That includes assessing whether they have the level of fitness required for the advertised outing. If in doubt contact the leader beforehand.

June Long Weekend camp at Appletree Flat: Directions

The June long weekend camp is at the private property, “Wongalee”, via Apple Tree Flat. To get there drive through Jerrys Plains on the Golden Highway, but instead of following the highway around a sharp right hand bend (about 0.6 km past the service station) to go to Denman, go straight ahead for about 200 metres and then turn left onto Jones Reserve Road which may be called Queen Street at this point. From here it is about 4.2 km to Apple Tree Flat Road (left or south). This road ends at the “Wongalee” gate after a couple of kilometres and several bends. Make sure you close the gate and then follow HBOC signs to the camp site. There are a few dips but with care caravans should be OK. For further details contact Lyn or Andrzej
on 4952 3458 / 0427483663 or email karpiel@bigpond.com

DATE EVENT MEETING PLACE & TIME CONTACT
May 2018
 Tue 1st May Mid-week Outing – Green wattle Creek  Meet – 8.00am  Seaham Wetland cnr Seaham & East Seaham Rds Dinah Stehr
4933 2134 or 0402 091 951
 Wed 2nd May Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – Robert Stewart 0401 283 305
All members welcome
 Fri 4th – Sun 6th May  Tocal Field Days 9.00am – 5.00pm
each day Roster to be made (visitors welcome)
 Alan Stuart 0409 978 171
 Mon 7th May Sweep marshes for weeds –
Stockton Sandspit
 08:00 Stockton Sandspit  Tom Clarke 0418411785
 Wed 9th May Club Meeting 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre Speaker: Simon Griffith – “Australian birds: the challenge of breeding in a changing climate”
Bird of the Evening: Rowley Smith
 Tue 15th May Tomago Wetlands Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
 Sat 19th May Hunter Wader Survey HT-11.36am, 1.50m 11.00am Ash Island and Tomago
11.30am 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
 19th-20th May Regent Honeyeater/ Swift Parrot surveys Various locations as desired or directed Mick Roderick 0421 761237
mick.roderick@birdlife.org.au
Sun 20th May Field outing: Grahamstown Dam Meet – 7.30am,
Finnan Park, off Richardson Rd, Raymond Terrace
Ray Maclean 0428 874 512
June 2018
 Tue 5th Jun Mid-Week Outing – Abernathy Meet – 8.00am Poppethead Park, Kitchener Brian Laut
4963 2029 or 0401 283 305
 Wed 6th Jun Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – Robert Stewart 0401 283 305
All members welcome
 Sat 9th – Mon 11th Jun Long Weekend Camp – Appletree Flat  Directions at top of page Andrzej and Lyn Karpiel
4952 3458 / 0427 483 663
 Wed 13th Jun Club Meeting  7.00pm The Wetlands Centre Speaker: Milly Formby
Flight to the Tundra – one microlight in a race with the shorebirds
Bird of the Evening: update on Fish Fry Flats project (Phil Reid, NCIG)
 Sat 16th Jun Hunter Wader Survey HT-10.28am, 1.55m 10.00am Ash Island and Tomago
10.30 am 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
 Sun 17th Jun Field Outing: New Members Day 9.30am Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland Lorna Mee 0499 015 500
 Tue 19th Jun Tomago Wetlands Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
 Mon 25th Jun Create shelly sand –
Stockton Sandspit
 08:00 Stockton Sandspit  Tom Clarke 0418411785
School holidays Sat 7th July to Sun 22nd July 2018
July 2018
 Tue 3rd Jul Mid-week Outing – Earthcare Park, Morpeth Meet – 8.00am turn off Metford Rd & park near the sporting field  Marg Clarke 0412 616 030
 Wed 4th Jul Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – Robert Stewart
All members welcome
Fri 6th
Sun 8th Jul
(B’up 21-23 Jul)
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
 Mon 9th Jul Create shelly sand –
Stockton Sandspit
 8.00 Stockton Sandspit  Tom Clarke 0418411785
 Wed 11th Jul Club Meeting – Xmas in July Fundraiser 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre
please bring a plate to share
Speaker: Ken Gosbell – Use of Geolocators in Shorebird Research
Bird of the Evening: TBA
 Fri 13th Jul Port Stephens Waterbirds Survey  8.30am Locations as directed Alan Stuart 0409 978 171
Essential to ring to confirm
 Sat 14th Jul Hunter Wader Survey HT-9.17am, 1.55m 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
Ann Lindsey 4951 2008 – Hexham