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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.

Directions to Easter Camp 2018
A scenic route to the campsite is as follows: From Newcastle, head North along the New England Hwy (A15) to Tamworth. From Tamworth, head North-West on the Fossickers Way (B95) to Manilla. After crossing the Namoi River take the first left (Lloyd Street), then at the T-intersection, turn left onto Rangari Road. Travel 15km along Rangari Road, you will cross Spring Creek and shortly afterward turn right onto Borah Road. Continue along Borah Road for 16km, you will cross Borah Creek and not far beyond there turn right into the campsite where there will be HBOC signs to guide you.

An alternative route, which keeps you on sealed roads until almost there, is to continue on the Fossickers Way through Manilla, heading towards Barraba. Go past the turn-off to the Split Rock Dam, turn left at the bridge on to Borah Road, drive past the Tarpoly Reserve and continue on to the Borah Reserve.

DATE EVENT MEETING PLACE & TIME CONTACT
February 2018
 Wed 14 Feb AGM & Club Night 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre, Shortland  Guest Speaker: Walter Boles, Australian Museum Bird Collection 
 Fri 16 Feb Port Stephens Waterbirds Survey 8.30am Locations as directed Alan Stuart 0409 978 171
Essential to ring to confirm
 Sat 17 Feb Hunter Wader Survey HT-10.15am, 1.80m 10.00am Ash Island and Tomago
10.30am 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
 Sun 18 Feb Field Outing – Bingleburra Rd Meet – 7.30am Dungog Visitor Centre, Dowling St, Dungog Dave Stuart ph 4992 1899
Tue 20th Feb Australasian Bittern Survey 7-9pm (dusk) at various sites in Hunter Estuary as directed Hayley Boyce 0421 175 922
Mick Roderick 0421 761 237
mick.roderick@birdlife.org.au
You must be registered to take part
 Tue 20 Feb Tomago Wetland Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
March 2018
 Sun 4 Mar Clean Up Australia 08:00 Stockton Sandspit  Juliana Ford  0417651820
 Tue 6 Mar Mid-week Outing – Hexham Swamp Meet – 7.30am  McDonalds car park Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
 Wed 7 Mar Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – as yet unknown
All members welcome
 Wed 14 Mar Club Meeting 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre, Shortland Speaker:  Ross Crates – Ecology of the Regent Honeyeater (PhD)
Bird of the Evening: Paddy Lightfoot
 Sat 17 Mar Hunter Wader Survey
HT-9.09am, 1.77m
8.30am Ash Island and Tomago
9.00am 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 18 Mar Field outing – Hunter Estuary, Ash Is & SSS Meet – 7.30am Hexham McDonalds  Greg Little 0414 562169
 Tue 20 Mar Tomago Wetlands Survey 7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
 Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr Easter Camp – Borah Creek TSR Meet – see HBOC web site for directions Andrzej and Lyn Karpiel
4952 3458 / 0427 483 663
April 2018
 Tue 3 Apr Mid-week Outing – Myuna Bay/Morisset  Meet – 7.30am  at the park Myuna Bay  Di Johnson 0413 317 710
 Wed 4 Apr  Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
President – as yet unknown
All members welcome
 Mon 9 Apr Remove mangrove seedlings –
Milham Pond
08:00 Radar Buildings
Milham Road, Ash Island
 Tom Clarke 0418411785
 Wed 11 Apr Club Meeting 7.00pm The Wetlands Centre Speaker: Darren and Tahlia Broughton – BIBY TV
Bird of the Evening: Eula McKane
 Sat 14 Apr Hunter Wader Survey HT-7.02am, 1.69m 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
School holidays Sat 14th April to Mon 30th April 2018