BirdLife Townsville Activities Calendar - 2017
Visitors welcome to all activities - wear suitable clothing and enclosed shoes - car pooling encouraged
For further information email:   contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au    
January
  
                         
1st - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader: Wal Threlfall

5th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (weather dependant) - Meet for 6.30 am at the
Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea and insect repellant. Leader:Norm Rains

10th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at 10 McLaren Court, Kirwan.
Theme:"Suburbans". Any bird you can capture in a suburban or suburban like environment. So streets, parks,
gardens, yards or sheds within the city or town confinements. Contact: Mark Horvath

14th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan. Guest speaker:
Committe presentation: Leaders and Participants Guidlines/OHS/Birdata Portal etc.

15th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso. Leader: Cecily Messer

18th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the end of Thompson St,
Mundingburra.  Leader: Malcolm Calvert.

22nd - Sunday - Townsville City Council "Get Active Expo."- Education Committee Activity - Meet 9.30 am
at the Townsville Stadium, Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale. Bring morning tea and lunch. Leader: Norm
Rains

26th - Thursday - Australia Day - Alligator Creek Outing -- Meet 6.30 am at the Bowling Green National
Park, Alligator Creek car park. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains 


                                                                                                                                              
February


2nd - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (weather dependant) -- Meet 6.30 am at the
Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea and insect repellant. Leader: Norm Rains

5th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey  - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader: Wal Threlfall.

5th - Sunday - World Wetland Day - Open to the Public from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm, TCC Sustainability Centre,
Rowes Bay.  Education Committee activity. Leader: Norm Rains

7th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at 10 McLaren Court, Kirwan. Theme: "the
View from Behind". Self explanatory, just a shot of the rear of the bird. Inclusion of the eyes would be nice
but not mandatory. Contact: Mark Horvath

11th - Saturday  - Annual General Meeting -Committee Meeting (Noon) and Annual General Meeting
(2.00pm) Held in the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan.
Guest speaker: Photography Group Presentation.  Prior to the AGM Ingrid Marker (President Keystone
Cassowary Conservation) will give a short presentation on "Preditory Domestic Animals impact on Native
Wildlife and Humans"

15th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St,Mundingburra.
Leader:  Malcolm Calvert.

19th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.  Leader: Cecily Messer

24th - Friday - Townsville Grammar Junior School - Meet 9.00 am at the School car park, Brazier Drive,
Annandale. Education Committee activity - Theme: "Beaks and Feet".  Leader: Norm Rains

26th - Sunday - Paluma Outing (weather dependant) - Meet 6.30 am at the Reading Cinema car park,
Thuringowa Central. This is an all-day outing bring morning tea and lunch.   Leader: Wal Threlfall

28th - Tuesday - Reef Guardians Network Meeting - Meet 3.00 pm at the VMR Building, Ayr. Education
Committee activity - Theme: "Urban Water Quality".  Leader: Norm Rains

March


2nd - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (weather dependant) -- Meet for 6.30 am at the
Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains

5th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey  - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader: Mark Horvath

7th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at 10 McLaren Court, Kirwan. Theme: "On the
Ground". Any shot of a species with its talons, claws or whatever you wish to call them physically in contact
with soil, rocks and maybe even grass, but not on a log, stump, dead tree etc. Let's make it within 2.5 cm (1
inch) of the soil layer. Contact: Mark Horvath

11th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan. Guest speaker: Bob
Murphy - "Photos from around the World"

15th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader:  Malcolm Calvert.

15th - Wednesday - Reef Guardians Network Meeting - Meet 3.00 pm at the Tyto Wetlands Conference
Centre, Ingham. Education Committee activity - Theme: "Urban Water Quality".  Leader: Norm Rains

19th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso. Leader: Cecily Messer

22nd - Wednesday - Reef Guardians Network Meeting - Meet 3.00 pm at the Belgium Gardens State
School, Townsville. Education Committee activity - Theme: "Urban Water Quality". Leader: Norm Rains

26th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park - Night Spotlighting - Meet 6.15 pm inside the main
gate. Bring spotlight, camera, binoculars. Limited to 3 vehicles (12 members only). Members wishing to
attend must advise the Secretary at:   contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au   Leader: Wal Threlfall CANCELLED
due to Cyclone Debbie

27th - Monday - Town Common Conservation Park - Night Spotlighting - Meet 6.15 pm inside the main
gate. Bring spotlight, camera, binoculars. Limited to 3 vehicles (12 members only). Members wishing to
attend must advise the Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au   Leader: Wal Threlfall CANCELLED
due to Cyclone Debbie

31st - Friday - Education Committee Activity - Meet 2.00 pm at the Ingham State High School, Ingham.
Presentation Theme: "Beak Adaptions"-- Leader: Norm Rains



April

2nd - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey  - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader : Janet Robino

4th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at 10 McLaren Court, Kirwan. Theme: "raptors,
Kingfishers, Woodswallows, Martins and the like. By the like I am suggesting species that in general catch
prey on the wing". Contact: Mark Horvath

6th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (weather dependant) -- Meet 6.30 am at the
Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains

8th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan. Guest speaker:
Deborah Carter - "Fight for Flight" - Raptor Wildlife Carer

12th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 6.30 am at end ofThompsonSt,Mundingburra.
Leader: Malcolm Calvert.

16th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso. Leader: Cecily Messer

19th - Wednesday - Mt Alma (Spotswood Family property) Survey, via Inkerman (weather dependant)-
- Meet 6.00 am Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek.  Bring morning tea --- Leader: Norm Rains

27th - Thursday - Education Committee Activity - Meet 4.00 pm at the Gumlu State Primary School, Gumlu.
Presentation Theme: "Bird ID and Birds in Backyards". Leader: Norm Rains

30th - Sunday - Outing - Mingela / Clare Loop. Meet 6.30 am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre,
Cole's undercover car park, Annandale. This is an all-day outing bring morning tea and lunch. Leader: Wal
Threlfall




May

2nd - Tuesday - Photography Group Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.Theme:"Inverted"   Nothing with the image just inverted. The species in question needs to be its
normal way up. Contact: Norm Rains -- CANCELLED due to illness

4th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse,
Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains -- CANCELLED due to illnes

7th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey - Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: Janet Cross

13th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan. Guest speaker: Juan
Mula Laguna - "Bird Poaching in Malta"

17th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 7.00 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.        
Leader: Malcolm Calvert.

21st - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 7.00 am in the Dam car park, Kelso. Leader: Cecily Messer

24th to 31st - Wedneday to Wednesday - Bladensburg National Park, Tag-a - Long and Campout -
Several Members are planning a trip to the Bladensburg National Park, located 17 km SE of Winton. They
have kindly extended an invitation to other Birdlife Townsville Members to join them.  This would be a tag-a-
long and campout, so you can leave the journey whenever you wish.  Members will need to be self sufficient. 
For further details, please contact Malcolm Calvert on mobile: 0418 724 554

28th - Sunday - Palmetum Botanical Garden Outing - Meet 7.00 am at the Palmetum car park, Annandale.
Following the Outing, morning tea (at own expense) will be at the Tumbetin Tea Rooms, located at the
entrance to the Garden.  Leader: Janet Robino



June

1st - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse,
Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains

2nd - Friday - Education Committee Activity - Weir State Primary School - Meet 9.15 am at the Weir State
Primary School, Administration Office, Kirwan. Leader: Norm Rains

3rd Saturday and 4th Sunday - Birdlife Townsville Challenge Bird Count - To count bird species and
numbers of birds in specific areas within a 40km radius of GPO. Participants will be allocated a specific area.
All counts to be forwarded within 7 days to:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au    Leader: Wal Threlfall and
Ivor Preston

4th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey - Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: Rosemary Payet

6th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.Theme:"On the Beach and its Surrounds". Anything bird wise you can capture on the beach or within
the sand dunes, mud flats or swamps behind the dunes. Let's say within 200 metres of the high tide mark.
Contact: Mark Horvath

10th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan.                          
Guest speaker: Deborah Carter (Raptor Wildlife Carer) - "Fight for Flight"

14th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 7.00 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader Malcolm Calvert.

18th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 7.00 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.Leader: Cecily Messer.

25th - Sunday - Rollingstone (Cattle Family property) Outing - Meet 6.30 am at the Reading Cinema car
park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea. Leader: Wal Threlfall



July

1st to 3rd - Saturday to Monday - Townsville Show Long Weekend Campout - Mt Alma Station
(Spotswood's Family Property)  via Inkerman  -- Camping area with toilet and shower available. Members
who are camping need to be self sufficient. Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

2nd Sunday -- Outing -- Mt Alma Station (Spotswood's Family Property)via Inkerman -- Meet 6.00 am at
the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea and lunch. Leader: Janet Cross 0428376696

2nd- Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey  - Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate. 
Leader:  Janet Robino  0424226504

4th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building
(Soundshell),Kirwan. Theme:"Head On" Shots with the bird looking down the barrel of the lens or damn close
to it. Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

6th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey -Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse,
Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

8th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (12.00) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan.                        
Guest Speaker: Members Short Presentations. Members who wish to Present, please contact the Secretary at: 
contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

12th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 7.00 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

16th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey. - Meet 7.00 am at the Dam car park, Kelso.   Leader: Cecily Messer
0409724231

26th - Wednesday - Education Committee Activity -- Reef Guardians Network Meeting -- Meet 8.45 am at
the Blackheath and Thornburgh College (Landsberg Library), 55 King Street, Charters Towers.  Leader: Norm
Rains  0458788107

28th - Friday - Birder's Breakfast & Outing - Heritage Tea Rooms, Hervey Range -- Meet 7.00 am at the
Reading Cinema car park -- Arrive 7.30 am at the Tea rooms and commence birding -- 9.00 am Breakfast (at
own cost)at the Tea Rooms. Return to Townsville.  Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055




August


1st - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.Theme : "In the Rainforest". I expect to see a lot of greenery in these shots and probably the use of
flash. Shots taken within open spaces surrounded by rainforest will be acceptable, if you can convince us it
was so. Contact: Mark Horvath 0409332633

2nd Wednesday to 6th Sunday - Richmond Tour and Campout -- Wednesday: Meet, Greet and Register
5.00 pm at the Pentland Caravan Park. Thursday: Hughenden / Richmond -- Friday: Hampstead Springs --
Saturday: Lake Tritton -- Sunday: Return to Townsville.  For more details, contact Leaders: Alf Acton 
0438204455  or Marleen Acton  0497055641

3rd - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse,
Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

6th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey- Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader : Mark Horvath  0409332633

12th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (12.00) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell), Kirwan. Guest speaker: Greg Calvert -"The
Sub-Antarctic Islands"

16th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 7.00 am at end of Thompson St,
Mundingburra.  Leader:  Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

20th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey.- Meet 7.00 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.   Leader: Cecily Messer
0409724231

27th - Sunday - Crystal Creek Outing - Meet 6.30 am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central.
Bring morning tea and lunch. Leader: Warren Charlton  0418189352



September


3rd - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Janet Cross  0428376696

5th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme:"Honeyeaters, Monarchs, Flycatchers, Finches and the like. Not sure what the "like" species
would be here, so you have some leeway, to push the limits of my tolerance. Contact: Norm Rains
0458788107 

7th - Thursday - Townsville Airport - Education Committee Activity. 9 am Bird ID and Presentation to
Airport Hazard Management Staff. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

8th - Friday -wongaloo Regional Park Survey. Meet 6.30 am at the the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator
Creek . Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

9th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (12.00) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan. Guest Speaker: Bill
Doherty (Biosecruity Qld)- "The Asian Honey Bee, Varroa Mite and the Rainbow Bee-eater"

12th - Tuesday - Wongaloo Regional Park Outing. Meet 7 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator
Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

12th - Tuesday - Townsville Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Committee -- Meet 2.00 pm ACC Room,
Tsv. Airport -- Conservation Coordinator Janet Cross only

13th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

17th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey. - Meet 6.30 am at the Dam car park, Kelso Leader: Cecily Messer 
0409724231

24th - Sunday - Bushland Beach Outing - Meet 6.30 am at the end of Garland Road, Bushland Beach. Bring
morning tea, (tea break will be at the home of John Lowry). Leader: John Lowry 0428070296



October
                   

BirdLife Townsville "National Bird Month" - Bird displays at various Shopping Centres. Members will be
required to construct and dismantel displays.  Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

1st - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

3rd - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: "In the Outback." I do not mean in the backyard but areas no closer than 50 kms to the
coast in any direction. I'll have a map with me to check you're not trying to sneak one over us. Contact: Mark
Horvath  0409332633

5th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey. Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse,
Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

14th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (12.00pm) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held
in the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan. Guest Speaker :
Melinda Louden (Manager Environmental Planning, Port ofTownsville) .."Environmental Monitoring and Control
Procedures".

15th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey.- Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso 6.30am. Leader: Cecily
Messer  0409724231

18th - Wednesday - Bush Garden Survey. - Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Ian Leach

18th - Wednesday - Education Committee Activity - Ross River Boy Scouts. Meet 6.00 pm at the Loam
Island Recreation Centre, Ross River. Bird ID Project.  Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

21st - Saturday and 22nd - Sunday - BTFRT "Annual Black-throated Finch Survey"- All details on the
BTFRT website. Participants must register at www.blackthroatedfinch.com    Leader: Tony Grice

23rd - Monday  to 29th - Sunday - Birdlife Australia "Aussie Backyard Bird Count" - All details on the
Birdlife Australia website. Participants must register at:  www.birdlife.org.au  Contact: Wal Threlfall 
0429111055

23rd - Monday - Willows Shopping Centre, Kirwan - Bird Display (10am to 2pm) National Bird Week. 
Members rostered, to meet at the Shopping Centre at their allocated time. Leader: Wal Threlfall 0429111055

24th _  Tuesday- Mt Alma (Spotswood Family property) Survey, via Inkerman -- Meet 6.00 am at the
Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea -- Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

25th - Wednesday - Kmart Shopping Centre, Aitkenvale - Bird Display ( 9 am to 5.30 pm) National Bird
Week.  Members rostered, to meet at the Shopping Centre at their allocated time.  Leader"  Wal Threlfall
0429111055

26th - Thursday - Education Committee Activity - Bird ID and Survey - GBRMPA Reef Guardian Schools.
Meet 9.30 am Insulator Creek Wetland, Murtanee. Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

27th- Friday - Castletown Shopping Centre, Hermit Park - Bird Display (10am to 2pm) National
Birdweek.  Members rostered, to meet at the Shopping Centre at their allocated time.  Leader: Wal Threlfall 
0429111055

28th - Saturday and 29th - Sunday - Birdlife Australia " National Twitchathon"- All details on the irdlife
Australia website. Participants must register at:  www.birdlife.org.au  Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

28th - Saturday - Ross River Bush Garden Landcare Day - Organised by Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare
Inc.(8am to 10 am). Meet 8 am at the end of Thompson Street, Mundingburra. Activities include Bird ID and
Observation. Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107


November
       

Torresian Imperial Pigeon Watch and Count - Cape York to Gladstone - All month, you choose venue,
what days and number of days. Your own personal count. All details at www.pipwatch.net   Leader: Julia
Hazel (James Cook University).

2nd - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey. Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse,
Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

2nd -Thursday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building(Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme:"Wing Wide". Images where the bird has its wings spread. The degree of this spread I leave
up to your conscience. For example, in flight, stretching or even just spread a little to keep cool. Contact: 
Mark Horvath  0409332633

5th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Janet Cross  0428376696

18th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (12.00pm) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held
in the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan.
Guest speaker:Workshop "How to use Birdata etc" -- Simon Kennedy ( Birdlife Australia Great Barrier Reef
Wetlands Bird Monitoring Coordinator)

19th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey. - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.                        
Leader: Cecily Messer  0409724231

22nd - Wednesday - Bush Garden Survey. - Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Malcolm Calvert.  0418724554

26th - Sunday - Toomulla Beach Outing - Meet 6.30 am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central.
Bring mornig tea (tea break will be at the home of Annette Sibson). Leader: Annette Sibson 0413127217



December


Torresian Imperial Pigeon Watch and Count - Cape York to Gladstone - All month, you choose venue,
what days and number of days. Your own personal count. All details at www.pipwatch.net   Leader: Julia
Hazel (James Cook University)

2nd - Saturday  and 3rd - Sunday - BirdLife Australia National Challenge Bird Count.  To count species and
number of birds in specific areas within a 40k radius of Townsville GPO.  Participants will be allocated a
specific area.  All counts to be forwarded within 7 days to:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au  
Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055  and  Ivor Preston

3rd - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Rosemary Payet  0747287402

5th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.
Theme: "Favourites for 2017". These are to be what you feel were your favourite images taken in 2017. They
do not have to be your best or even have been shown during the year, just those that make you feel good.
Whether that is because it's a great shot or it was the enjoyment of capturing it.                               
Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

7th - Thursday - Wongaloo Bird Survey. Meet for 6.30 am departure from the Alligator Creek Roadhouse car
park, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Car pooling encouraged. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

9th - Saturday - Christmas Party - Sun Hotel. Meet 7.00 pm in the Function Room at the Sun Hotel,
Mundingburra. Meal and drinks at own expense. Menu to be circulated closer to the date.                  
Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

13th - Wednesday - Bush Garden Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader:  Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

17th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey. - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.                       
Leader: Cecily Messer  0409724231


                        Birdlife Townsville wishes all members a happy and safe 2017 Festive Season