BirdLife Townsville Activities Calendar - 2018
Visitors welcome to all activities - wear suitable clothing and enclosed shoes - car pooling encouraged
For further information email:   contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au    
January

•"The Quest" - This is a Birdlife Townsville Members competition and runs all year - The aim is to record
a different species of bird (within Queensland only) for each of the 365 days of the year. It is competitive,
but relies on your honesty and integritry. Remember to enjoy yourself and participate in our activities and
get out and list as many birds as you can. For more details and a copy of the Rules, contact:   The Secretary
:  Wal Threlfall 0429111055  or  email   contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

•"Torresian Imperial Pigeon Watch and Count" - Cape York to Gladstone - All month,you choose venue,
what days and number of days all from 4 pm to 6 pm --- Your own personal count.
All details at:  http//www.pipwatch.net/current-season-piptip-coast-count
Contact: Julia Hazel(James Cook University)  0407431382  or  Julia.Hazel@jcu.edu.au

1st - Monday - New Year's Day - Paluma Outing - Meet 6.30 am at the Reading Cinema car park. Bring
morning tea and lunch. Leader: Warren and Pat Charlton  0418189352

2nd - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building
(Soundshell), Kirwan. Theme:"Pairs". Here I am looking for two birds of the same species within the image.
Hopefully you can get both in focus.  Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

4th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) - Meet for 6.30 am at the
Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea and insect repellant.                     
Leader:Norm Rains 0458788107

7th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

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:  Ian Montgomery (Birdway Pty. Ltd) "Shorebird ID"

14th - Sunday - Cungulla Outing- Shorebirds 2020 Survey - Meet 9.00 am at the Annandale Central
Shopping Centre, Coles undercover car park, Annandale. Bring morning tea. Leader:  Len Ezzy  0448654261

17th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the end of Thompson St,
Mundingburra.  Leader: Malcolm Calvert. 0418724554

21st - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.                            
Leader: Cecily Messer  0409724231

24th - Wednesday - Lucinda Outing - Shorebirds 2020 Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the Reading Cinema car
park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea and lunch. Leader: Ivor Preston  0439062640

26th - Friday - 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  0458788107

28th - Sunday - Bushland Beach Outing- Shorebirds 2020 Survey - Meet 3.30 pm at Rumbala Court, Park,
Bushland Beach. Please Note: There will be a 2 km beach walk to the survey start point from the Rumbala
Court Park. There will also be a water crossing on the return walk, depth dependent on time, however should
be less than 500 mm.  Leader:  Mark Horvath  0409332633

30th - Tuesday - GBRMPA Reef Guardian Schools - Burdekin - Education Committee Activity


                                                                                                                                              
February


1st - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) -- Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea and insect repellant. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

4th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey  - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader: Michael McMaster  0487118490

4th - Sunday - Education Committee Activity - TCC "Get Active Expo" - Townsville Stadium, Murray Lyons
Crescent, Annandale - Open to the Public from 10 am to 2.00 pm.   Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

6th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: "coat of Many Colours". Looking for species with more than four colours in their livery,
without including eye, bill legs or feet colours. So the four colours are all to be their feathers.  I know it cuts
out quite a few species but tonal variations might be acceptable at a pinch. See how you go.             
Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

10th - 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: Ian Boyd "Owls"

14th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St,Mundingburra.
Leader:  Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

18th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.                            
Leader: Cecily Messer  0409724231

22nd - Thursday - GBRMPA Reef Guardian Schools - Townsville - Education Committee Activity.     
Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

25th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park - Night Spotlighting - Outing - Meet 6.15 pm inside the
main gate. Three vehicles (12 members ) maximum. Bring spotlight/torch,camera, binoculars.  Members
wishing to attend must advise the Secretary: Wal Threlfall  0429111055 or  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

26th - Monday - Town Common Conservation Park - Night Spotlighting - Outing - Meet 6.15 pm inside the
main gate. Three vehicles (12 members) maximum. Bring spotlight/torch,camera,binoculars. Members wishing
to attend must advise the Secretary:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055 or  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au



March


1ST - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (resticted access) -- Meet for 6.30 am at the
Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

4th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey  - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

6th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: "Water". Pretty open this one. Just an image that has H2O in it somewhere.Don't forget to
include a bird in the image.. Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

6th - Tuesday - GBRMPA Reef Guardian Schools - Ingham - Education Committee Activity.                
Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

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:  Birdlife Townsville Members  - "Short Presentations " 10 minutes maximum.              
Contact: Wal Threlfall (secretary) 0429111055 or Email:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

14th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader:  Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

18th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 6.30 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.                        
Leader: Cecily Messer  0409724231

25th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park - Night Spotlighting - Outing- Meet 6.15 pm inside the
main gate. Bring spotlight/torch, camera, binoculars. Three vehicles (12 members ) maximum. Members
wishing to attend must advise the Secretary Wal Threlfall  0429111055 or   contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au  

26th - Monday - Town Common Conservation Park - Night Spotlighting - Outing - Meet 6.15 pm inside the
main gate. Bring spotlight/torch, camera, binoculars. Three vehicles (12 members) maximum. Members
wishing to attend must advise the Secretary Wal Threlfall  0429111055 or  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au  



April


1st- Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey  - Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader : Janet Cross  0428376696

3rd - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at 10 McLaren Court, Kirwan. Theme: "Human
Made".An image with something within it that was made by humans.. Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

5th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (resticted access) -- Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

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:
Deborah Carter - "Fight for Flight" - Raptor Wildlife Carer

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

18th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 6.30 am at end ofThompsonSt,Mundingburra.
Leader: Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

18th - Wednesday - Mt Alma (Spotswood Family property) Survey, via Inkerman (weather dependant)-
- Meet 6.00 am Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek.  Bring morning tea.                Leader: Wal
Threlfall  0429111055

29th - 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  0429111055




May


1st - Tuesday - Photography Group Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.Theme:"Shorebirds / Waders". No explanation needed here.  Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

4th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey - Meet 6.30 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse,
Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

7th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey - Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

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: TBA

17th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 7.00 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.        
Leader: Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

21st - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 7.00 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.                             
Leader: Cecily Messer  0409724231

27th - 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  0424226504



June

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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 all from 4 pm to 6 pm -- Your own personal count.                                                                     
All details at:   http//www.pipwatch.net/current-season-piptip-coast-count                                        
Contact: Julia Hazel (James Cook University) 0407431382 or Julia.Hazel@jcu.edu.au

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 all from 4 pm to 6 pm. Your own personal count.                                         
All details at:  http//www.pipwatch.net/current-season-piptip-coast-count                                      
Contact: Julia Hazel (James Cook University) 0407431382  or  Julia.Hazel@jcu.edu.au

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 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start in the Function Room at the
Sun Hotel, Mundingburra. Meal and drinks at own expense. Prizes to be won and Trivia by Nina -- Menu will
be circulated closer to the date.  RSVP 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