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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 Rowley Smith on 4964 1389
or 0417 802 005 – email rowleysmith51@gmail.com

We have permission to arrive on the Friday and stay until the Tuesday.

 

DATE EVENT MEETING PLACE & TIME CONTACT
June 2018
 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: Peter Weinstock
 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
Sun 15th Jul Field Outing – Tahlee Meet – 7.30am @ The Rock (9km past 2nd turn to Karuah) Stuart Fleming 0405 775 047
Tue 17th Jul Tomago Wetlands Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
August 2018
Wed 1st Aug Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – Robert Stewart
All members welcome
4th-5th Aug Swift Parrot & Regent Honeyeater Surveys Various locations as desired or directed Mick Roderick 0421 761237
mick.roderick@birdlife.org.au
Please contact for information
Tue 7th Aug Mid-week Outing – Leneghans Meet – 8.00am Cnr Wayaba & Phoenix Sts, Black Hill Judi Thomas
4952 2960 or 0428 853 517
Wed 8th Aug Club Meeting 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre Speaker: Emily Mowat
1 year on Macquarie Island
Bird of the Evening:TBA
Sat 11th Aug Hunter Wader Survey HT-8.08am, 1.53m 8.00am Ash Island and Tomago
8.30am 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
Sun 19th Aug Sun 19th Aug 7:00 Cnr Heaton Road and Sandy Creek Road Mick Roderick 0421 761237
Tue 21st Aug Tomago Wetlands Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
September 2018
Tue 4th Sep Mid-Week Outing – 8.00am Worimi Lands Stockton Meet – 8.00am, end of Vardon Rd, Stockton George Gillam 4009 1180
Wed 5th Sep Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – Robert Stewart
All members welcome
Sat 8th Sep Hunter Wader Survey HT-7.01am, 1.50m 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 1st
Sun 2nd Sep
BIGnet meeting Hunter Wetlands Centre