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HBOC Activities 2017 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 for the Anzac Camp at Woko National Park

Camps are only for members of HBOC but it is possible to join the Club at the camp. Camping fees apply (at Woko the standard National Parks entry fee will apply , and there is no additional HBOC fee).

The April Sunday Outing to Woko NP also has an optional camping component for the ANZAC Day weekend from the Saturday to Tuesday. Contact Robert McDonald on 0408 877 827 for details. The meeting place for the Sunday outing will be at the Woko campground. To reach Woko campground from Gloucester, drive 14 km north along Thunderbolts Way then turn left onto Curricabark Road. Follow this road for another 14 km before taking a right on the Flood Detour Road into Woko National Park (about 1 km), then turn left into Woko campground. Look for other HBOC campers or you can choose your own site anywhere.

Information about the June long weekend at Sandy Hollow

Camps are only for members of HBOC but it is possible to join the Club at the camp.

We will be based at Sandy Hollow (at the Sandy Hollow Tourist Park) and do excursions to well-known birding sites in the area e.g. along Giants Creek Road. Details will be advised at the time, as our plans will be governed by the local conditions. The Tourist Park has a range of cabins, powered and unpowered caravan and tent sites. We strongly advise members to book early. Contact information is below:

Sandy Hollow Tourist Park
1618 Merriwa Rd, Sandy Hollow, NSW, 2333
Tel: 02 6547 4575   Web: http://www.sandyhollow.com.au/


DATE EVENT MEETING PLACE & TIME CONTACT
April 2017
School holidays Sat 8 April to Sun 23 April 2017
 Sunday
23 April
Field Outing – Woko NP  8.00am
Optional camp (directions in the newsletter and website)
 Robert McDonald 0408877827
May 2017
 Tuesday
2 May
Mid-week Outing – Tocal  8.00am Meet at Tocal Homestead Visitor Centre off Tocal Road Dinah Stehr  0402 091 951
 Wednesday
3 May
Management Committee Meeting  6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
Allan Richardson 0459 806176
All members welcome
 Friday – Sunday
5 – 7 May
Tocal Field Days  9am – 5pm Alan Stuart 0409 978 171
 Wednesday
10 May
 Club Meeting  7.00pm The Wetlands Centre Speaker: Andrew Silcocks –Bitterns in Rice project
 Friday
12 May
 Birdata workshop  8:30am – 5.00pm
Hunter Wetlands Centre
 Marg Clarke 4933 2981
0412 616 030
 Saturday
13 May
Hunter Wader Survey  9.30am Ash Island and Tomago
10.00am 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
 Tuesday
16 May
Tomago Wetlands Survey  7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
Saturday/
Sunday
20/21 May
Regent Honeyeater/ Swift Parrot surveys  Various locations as desired or directed Mick Roderick 0421 761237
mick.roderick@birdlife.org.au
Or Steve Roderick 0409 452921
Please contact for information
 Sunday
21 May
Field outing: Minimbah Sand Plain 8.00am Caltex, Service station Nabiac Lucas Grenadier 0401 945761
lucas.grenadier@environment.nsw.gov.au
 Sunday 28 May Family picnic 9.30am Blue Gum Hills NP Robert McDonald 0408 877827
June 2017
 Tuesday
6 June
Mid-Week Outing – Green Point  8.00 am Meeting Point  entrance  at Green Point Drive, Belmont Gary Tong PH: 4946 7139  or 0419 753 397
 Wednesday
7 June
Management Committee Meeting  6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
Allan Richardson 0459 806176
All members welcome
 Wednesday
14 June
Club Meeting  7.00pm The Wetlands Centre Speaker: Dick Jenkin – Argentina birding
 Saturday  – Monday
10 – 12 June
Long Weekend Camp  Sandy Hollow Alan Stuart 0409 978 171
almarosa@bigpond.com
 Sunday
18 June
Field Outing: New Members Day  9.30am Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland Allan Richardson 0459 806176
Lorna Mee 0499 015 500
 Tuesday
20 June
 Tomago Wetlands Survey  7.30am Entry to Tomago House  Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm
 Saturday
24 June
Hunter Wader Survey  8.00am Ash Island and Tomago
8.30 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
School holidays Sat 1 July to Sun 16 July 2017
July 2017
 Tuesday
4 July
Mid-week Outing – Belmont Lagoon  8.00am Park in area opposite Cold Tea Creek where the toilet is. Right hand side going south Judi Thomas  4952 2960
 Wednesday
5 July
Management Committee Meeting  6.30pm – 9.30pm
Garden Suburbs School
Allan Richardson 0459 806176
All members welcome
 Wednesday
12 July
Club Meeting – Xmas in July Fundraiser  7.00pm The Wetlands Centre
please bring a plate to share
Speaker:  Tom Clarke – Shorebird Habitat Rehabilitation in the Hunter Estuary
 Sunday
16 July
Field Outing – Millfield  7.30am  Paxton Hotel Mick Roderick 0421 761237
 Tuesday
18 July
Tomago Wetlands Survey  7.30am Entry to Tomago House Ann Lindsey 4951 2008
Please ring to confirm