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    
•"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 of January,
November and December -- 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

• Birdlife Australia " Birds in Backyards" Count - Your own personal backyard 20 minute count -- Four
counts per year, You choose: Summer (Dec or Jan), Autumn (Mar or Apr),Winter (Jun or Jul), Spring (Sep or
Oct). All details on the Birdlife Australia website. Participants must register at www.birdlife.org.au and follow
prompts. Contact: Wal Threlfall 0429111055


January

  

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 (12 Noon)and Annual General Meeting
(2.00 pm). Venue: 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




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
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



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 the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
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 (restricted 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 - GBRMPA Reef Guardian Schools - Ingham - Education Committee Activity.                
Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 18 Abbott St. Ingham (4 pm to 6 pm) --  Leader: Wal Threlfall 
0429111055

20th - Friday - Mt Alma (Spotswood Family property) Survey, via Inkerman (restricted access)-- 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

3rd - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) - Meet 7.00 am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

6th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey - Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

12th - 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:
Member's " Short Presentations"

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 - 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


2nd Saturday and 3rd 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  
0429111055 and Ivor Preston  0439062640

3rd - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey - Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: Rosemary Payet  07 47287402

5th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.Theme:"Groupies". Looking for an image with more than six birds in it. They do not have to be of the
same species, however that would get you extra cerdit. Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

7th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) - Meet 7.00 am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

9th - Saturday - Monthly Meeting - Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2.00pm) Held in
the Townsville City Council Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) meeting room, Kirwan.                          
Members of the Public welcome.  Guest speaker: Mark Horvath - National Campaign "Act for Birds"

12th - Tuesday - Education Committee - Townsville Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Training -
Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

13th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 7.00 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

17th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey - Meet 7.00 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.                           
Leader: Ian Leach  0438808822

23rd - Saturday - Alva Beach - Burdekin Shire Council "Year of the Reef"- 9 am to 4 pm - Education
Committee Actvity -- Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

24th - Sunday - Rollingstone (Cattle Family property) Outing (restricted access)- Meet 7.00 am at the
Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea. Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504



July



1st- Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey  - Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate. 
Leader:  Janet Robino  0424226504

3rd - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building
(Soundshell),Kirwan. Theme:"Red,White and Black". Here I am looking for birds that have one of the
specified colours in their common name. I'm not looking for birds with the colours in their plumage although
that would naturally occur in a lot of cases. Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

5th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) -Meet 7.00 am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

7th - Saturday - Bushland Beach Outing - Shorebirds 2020 Survey - Meet 2.30 pm at Rumbala Court, Park,
Bushland Beach. Please note: There will be a 2 km beach walk to the survey point from the Rumbala Court
Park. There will also be a water crossing on the return walk,dependent on time,however should be less than
500 mm.  Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

14th - 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: Mark Horvath - Photography Group

15th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey. - Meet 7.00 am at the Dam car park, Kelso.   Leader: Wal Threlfall
0429111055

17th - Tuesday - Lucinda OutingShorebirds 2020 Survey - Meet 7.00 am at the Readings Cinema car
park,Thuringwa Central. Bring morning tea and lunch (or buy fish and chips at the Lucinda shop). Leader: 
Ivor Preston  0439062640

TBA - Cungulla Outing - Shorebirds 2020 Survey - Meet TBA at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre,
Cole's undercover car park, Annandale. Bring morning tea. Leader: Len Ezzy  0448654261

18th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 7.00 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

27th - 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

28th - Saturday - 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  

29th - 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  



August



2nd - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) - Meet 7.00 am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

5th - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey- Meet 7.00 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader : Janet Cross  0428376696

7th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.Theme : "Interaction". Images where there is some form of interaction between birds,bird and human
or bird and another animal. For example a Magpie swooping a cyclist or a Darter with a fish impaled on its
bill. Contact: Mark Horvath 0409332633

11th - 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: TBA

15th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey - Meet 7.00 am at end of Thompson St,
Mundingburra.  Leader:  Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

19th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey.- Meet 7.00 am in the Dam car park, Kelso.   Leader: Cecily Messer
0409724231



September


2nd - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: TBA

4th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme:"In Flight". Don't think I need to elaborate here but see if you can come up with something a
little different to the standard image.  Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633 

6th - Thursday -Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access). Meet 6.30 am at the 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: TBA

12th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

16th - Sunday - Ross River Dam Survey. - Meet 6.30 am at the Dam car park, Kelso Leader: Cecily Messer 
0409724231



October
                   

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

2nd - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building
(Soundshell), Kirwan. Theme: "Big Birds." 'Big' is subjective so I give you some leeway to decide what fits
into this theme although I think birds such as Emu-wren and Fairy-wren would be stretching the friendship.
Let's say we go for around Magpie size and up. Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

4th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access). 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 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: TBA

13th - 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 : TBA

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

17th _  Wednesday- Mt Alma (Spotswood Family property) Survey (restricted access), via Inkerman --
Meet 6.00 am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea -- Leader: Norm Rains 
0458788107

20th- Saturday and 21st - Sunday - Black Throated Finch Recovery Team (BTFRT) "Annual Black-
throated Finch Survey"- All details on the BTFRT website. Participants must register at
www.blackthroatedfinch.com    Leader: Tony Grice

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

22nd - Monday  to 28th - Sunday - Birdlife Australia " Backyard Bird Count" - All details on the Birdlife
Australia website. Participants must register at:  www.birdlife.org.au  Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

27th - Saturday and 28th - Sunday - Birdlife Australia " National Twitchathon"- All details on the irdlife
Australia website. Participants must register at:  www.birdlife.org.au  Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055



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

1st - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access). Meet 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.
Leader: TBA

6th -Thursday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building(Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme:"Through the Tangle". What I am looking for here s the subject being photographed Contact: 
Mark Horvath  0409332633 through some intervening object such as grass or branches. The eye/s need to be
unobstructed in the image. See if you can obtain good focus of at least the head/eye while the bird is amidst
the tangle of branches etc. Manual focus might be useful here. Contact: Mark Horvath  0409332633

10th - 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: TBA

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 - 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

23rd - Friday - 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 - Sunday - Paluma Outing - Meet 6.30 am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Bring
morning tea and Lunch.  Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055



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

1st - Saturday  and 2nd - 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 0439062640

2nd - Sunday - Town Common Conservation Park Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Rosemary Payet  0747287402

4th - Tuesday - Photography Group  Meeting - Meet 7.00 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: "Favourites for 2018". These are to be what you feel were your favourite images taken in
2018. 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

6th - Thursday - Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access). 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

8th - 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

12th - Wednesday - Ross River Bush Garden Survey.- Meet 6.30 am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader:  Malcolm Calvert  0418724554

16th - 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 2018 Festive Season