Club Activites

BirdLife Townsville Activities Calendar - 2021

 Participants must give 48 hours notice prior to attending any Birdlife Townsville activity by contacting the appropriate Leader                                                                                               COVID – 19 RESTRICTIONS apply to all activities                                                                                                 Participants must wear suitable clothing and enclosed shoes

Sun screen and insect repellant recommended
Car pooling encouraged — Visitors welcome to all activities
For further information email:   contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

In addition to our monthly activities Birdlife Townsville participates in the following programs

• “The Quest” – This is a Birdlife Townsville Members’ only 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:  Wal Threlfall 0429111055 or email contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

“Torresian Imperial Pigeon Watch and Count” – Cape York to Gladstone – All months of January,
November and December — you choose venue, what days and number of days all from 4pm to 6pm — 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 (BIBY)” 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

• Birdlife Australia “Aussie Backyard Bird Count”-Your own personal backyard 20 minute count from
Monday 18 to Sunday 24 October. Count as often as you like. All details on the Birdlife Australia website.
Participants must register at:  www.birdlife.org.au and follow the prompts.
Contact: Wal Threlfall 0429111055

• Black-throated Finch Recovery Team “BTF Count” – From Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 October. All details
on the BTFRT website.  Participants must register at:  www.blackthroatedfinch.com.au
Contact: Wal Threlfall 0429111055

• Birdlife Australia “National Twitchathon”CANCELLED until further notice – From Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 October. This is a national competition to raise funds for Australia’s endangered birds. Teams (minimum of two persons) compete in
either the 3hr; 12hr or 24hr race. Funds raised in Qld stay in Qld. All details on the Birdlife Australia
website and teams must register at:  www.birdlife.org.au and follow the prompts.
Contact: Wal Threlfall 0429111055 

Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program (previously Shorebirds 2020) — Summer count window (1st November to 28th February) the survey date will be selected according to the tides — Winter count window (1st June to 31st July) the survey date will be selected according to the tides.  Contact:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

 

January 2021- Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

1st –  Friday- New Year’s Day – Anderson Gardens Outing – CANCELLED due to wet weather – Meet 6.30am at the car park located off Gulliver Street, Mundingburra. Bring morning tea. Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

3rd – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – CANCELLED due to wet weather Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,Rowes Bay.  Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

5th – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme:”Bird on a wire/post”– for more details see Photography Group page  Leader:  Mark Horvath   0409332633

7th – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access)CANCELLED due to wet weather – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles (2 persons per vehicle). Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

9th – Saturday – Monthly Meeting – Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm) – Venue is restricted to 30 persons as per Covid-19 Guidelines, so please advise your attendance – Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055
Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest speaker:  Trish Jordan   “Full Circle”                                       

13th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St,
Mundingburra.  Leader:  Janet Cross  0428376696

17th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader:  Cecily Messer  0409724231

23rd – Saturday –  Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Cungulla Beach Survey  – Meet 6.30am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre,  Coles undercover car park, Annandale. Bring morning tea.    Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

26th – Tuesday – TCC “Get Active Expo”- Australia Day Community Activity – Open to the Public from 8.30am to 12pm —  Meet
7.30am at the Jezzine Barracks , The Strand.  Volunteers are required to help.
Leader: Wal Threlfall   0429111055

31st –  Sunday – Alligator Creek Outing — Meet 6.30 am at the Bowling Green National Park,
Alligator Creek Section car park. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

February 2021- Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

2nd – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: “Pairs” — for more details see Photography Group page. Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

4th – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access)CANCELLED due to wet conditions – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles (2persons per vehicle).  Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

7th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: Janet Cross 0428376696

13th – Saturday-Annual General Meeting Committee Meeting(Noon)and Annual General Meeting (2pm) – Venue is restricted to 30 persons as per Covid-19 Guidelines, sp please advise you attendance – Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055
Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest speaker: Annette Sibson “Bird Trivia Competition”            

16th – Tuesday – Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Bushland Beach Survey – CANCELLED due to wet weather – Meet 6.30 am at the Rumbala Court,  park, Bushland Beach. Bring morning tea.     Leader:  John Lowry  0456242501

17th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at end of Thompson St,Mundingburra.
Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

21st – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Annette Sibson  0413127217

23rd – Tuesday – Education Activity “Adaptations and Threats” – Townsville Grammar Junior School, Annandale — Meet 1.30pm for a  2pm start in Mr Williams’s class  — Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

24th – Wednesday – Education Activity “Adaptations and Threats” – Townsville Grammar Junior School, Annandale — Meet 9am for a 9.30am start in Mrs Hodgson’s class —Leader:  Janet Robino  0424226504

25th – Thursday – Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Lucinda Beach Survey  – CANCELLED due to flooding in the Halifax/Lucinda area – Meet 7am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea and lunch. Leader:  Ivor Preston 0439062640

28th – Sunday – Paluma Outing – CANCELLED due to wet weather – Meet 6.30am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea and lunch.  Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

March 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

2nd – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: “Pigeons and Doves” — for more details see Photography Group page.    Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

4th – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (resticted access) CANCELLED due to weather conditions — Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles (2 persons per vehicle). Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

7th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.  Leader: Janet Cross 0428376696

13th – Saturday – Monthly Meeting- Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm) – Venue is restricted to 30 persons as per Covid-19 Guidelines, so please advise your attendance – Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055
Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest speaker: Brigid Glass  ” Pukorokoro Miranda and the SE Asia Flyway”       

17th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Wendy Kaus   0432047518

21st – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Annette Sibson   0413127217

28th – Sunday – Paluma Outing– Meet 6.30am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Please be on time as there are road works on the Paluma Range Road. Bring morning tea and lunch Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

April 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

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

6th – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: “Interaction” – for more detail see Photography Group page.  Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633  

8th – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – CANCELLED due to wet and boggy conditions  — Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek  Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles (2 persons per vehicle).  Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107  

10th – Saturday – Monthly Meeting – Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm) – Venue is restricted to 30 persons as per Covid-19 Guidelines, so please advise your attendance – Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055
Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan.   Guest speaker:  Members  “Short Presentations”     

14th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St. Mundingburra.        Leader:  Beth Snewin  0404759718

18th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso. Leader: Ian leach  0438808822

23rd – Friday – Mingela / Clare Outing – Cancelled due to wet weather – Meet 6.30am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre, Coles undercover car park. This is an all day Outing. Bring morning tea and lunch will be at the Claredale Pastures Cafe (the old Burdekin Agriculture College) at own expense.  Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

May 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

2nd – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

4th – Tuesday – Photography Group Meeting – Cancelled – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.Theme:”Woodland Birds” – for more detail see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

6th – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Cancelled due to wet and boggy conditions – Meet 7am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea.   This event is restricted to 3 vehicles (2 persons per vehicle).                 Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

8th – Saturday – Monthly Meeting – Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm) – Venue is restricted to 30 persons as per Covid-19 Guidelines, so please advise your attendance – Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055 
Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan.   Guest speaker:  John Lowry “Townsville’s  Look-alikes” – Identifying those difficult similar looking species

12th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.  
Leader: Wendy Kaus 0432047518

16th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

23rd – Sunday – Community Activity – Coastal Dry Tropics, Junior Landcare Program – Bohle Wetlands – Meet 8am at the Bohle Wetlands, Mesa Circuit, Cosgrove.  Leader:Wal Threlfall   0429111055

30th – Sunday – Palmetum Botanical Garden Outing – Meet 7am at the Palmetum car park, Annandale.
Leader: Mark Horvath  040933263

June 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID -19 Plan operating

1st – Tuesday – Photography Group Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell), Kirwan.
Theme:  ” Reflection”- for more details see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

3rd – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea.  This event is restricted to 3 vehicles (2 persons per vehicle) Leader: Norm Rains   0458788107

6th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate, Rowes Bay.                    Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

11th- Friday – Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Bushland Beach Survey – Meet 7am at the Rumbulu Court Park, Bushland Beach. Bring morning tea.  Leader: John Lowry  0456242501

12th – Saturday – Monthly Meeting – Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm) 
Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan. Guest speaker: Mark Horvath  “Photography Group”
Contact: The Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

16th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Annette Sibson  0413127217

18th – Friday – Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Cungulla Beach Survey – Meet 7am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre, Cole’s undercover car park, Annandale. Bring morning tea.  Leader:  Janet Robino  0424226504

20th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Cecily Messer   0409724231

27th – Sunday – Mt Alma (Spotswood Family property – restricted access) and Wunjunga Outing     CLOSED
Meet 7am Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea and lunch. 
Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

July 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

1st – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea.  This event is restricted to 3  vehicles (2 persons per vehicle)  Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107 CANCELLED due to COVID 19 three day lockdown

4th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate, Rowes Bay                            Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

6th – Tuesday – Photography Group Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell), Kirwan.      Theme: “Parrots and Cockatoos”- for more details see Photography Group Page.   Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633

10th –  Saturday – Monthly Meeting – Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm)
Venue:  TCC Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest Speaker:  Deb Carter – Raptor Wildlife Carer                            Contact: The Secretary at: contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

14th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.                                           Leader: Beth Snewin  0404759718

15th – Lucinda Beach Survey (National Shorebirds Monitoring Program) – Meet 7.30am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea (on arrival at Lucinda) and lunch (on completion of survey). The survey involves a return walk of approx. 5 km on hard and soft sand.  Leader:  Ivor Preston  0439062640 

18th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am at the Dam car park, Kelso.                                                        Leader: Cecily Messer 0409724231

23rd – Friday – Birder’s Breakfast & Outing – Heritage Tea Rooms, Hervey Range– Meet 7am at the Reading Cinema car park — Arrive 7.30am at the Tea rooms and commence birding — 9am Breakfast (at own cost) at the Tea Rooms. Return to Townsville.  Leader: Wal Threlfall 0429111055

28th – Wednesday – JCU Market Day – Community Activity – Meet 11.30 am for a 12 noon start and finish 3 pm.                            Leader: Kathleen Vowles  0490411516

August 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

1st – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

3rd – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.  Theme: “Feathers and Flowers”- for more details see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633

5th – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles (2 persons per vehicle)                  Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

14th – Saturday  – 12 noon Committee Meeting  and 2pm General Meeting  – Held in the TCC Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest Speaker: Greg Calvert  “Malcolm’s Photographs”                                                                                                                     Contact the Secretary at contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

15th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (resticted access) – Meet 7am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Cecily Messer  0409724231

15th – Sunday –  Wongaloo Wetlands – NQDT Ramsar 50 years Celebration – Community Event commencing 9am and finishing 1pm – Public welcome – For all information contact the Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

18th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Beth Snewin  0404759718

21st – Saturday – Town Common Conservation Park – Night Spotlighting  – Outing – CANCELLED due to fire and QPWS park closure – Meet 6.15pm inside the main gate. Bring spotlight/torch, camera, binoculars. Restricted to four vehicles (2 members per vehicle ) maximum. Members wishing to attend must advise the Leader Wal Threlfall  0429111055  or Email: contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au 

25th – Wednesday – Wongaloo Wetlands Outing  (bus transport provided at Wetlands and restricted to 20 participants) – Bring morning tea and lunch – Plenty of opportunities for photographs – For all details contact the Leader:  Norm Rains  0458788107

27th- Friday – Town Common Conservation Park – Night Spotlighting – Outing  – Meet 6.15pm inside the main gate. Bring spotlight/torch, camera, binoculars. Restricted to four vehicles (2 members per vehicle) maximum.
Members wishing to attend must advise the Leader Wal Threlfall  0429111055 or Email:
contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au  

29th – Sunday – Mingela / Clare Outing  – Meet 6.30am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre, Coles undercover car park. This is an all day Outing. Bring morning tea and lunch will be at the Claredale Pastures Cafe (the old Burdekin Agriculture College) at own expense.Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

September 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

2nd – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – CANCELLED due to wet and boggy road conditions – Meet 6.30am at the the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek . Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles (2 persons per vehicle)                        Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

5th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.                                      Leader:  Mark Horvath  0409332633

7th – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: “Parks”- for more details see Photography Group Page. Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633

11th – Saturday – 12 Noon Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting – Held in the TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan. Guest Speaker:   Members Chris & Helen Bell (Wildlife Carers); Annette & Ray Sutton (Birdsville); Norm Rains (My Place) “Short Presentations”            Contact the Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

12th – Sunday – Wongaloo Wetlands Outing (bus transport provided at Wetlands and restricted to 20 participants) – Bring morning tea and lunch – Plenty of opportunities for photographs – For all details contact the Leader:  NormRains  0458788107

15th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St. Mundingburra. Leader:            Warren Charlton  0418189352

16th – Thursday – St Benedict’s EcoFest – Education Event – Meet 9am at the Main Office St Benedict’s School 890 Dalrymple Road, Shaw.  Leader: Wal Threlfall    0429111055

19th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Dam car park, Kelso
Leader: Cecily Messer  0409724231

23rd – Thursday – Mungalla Survey (restricted access) –Meet 6.00 am at the Reading Cinema car park,Thuringowa Central. Mungalla Management will be providing morning tea and lunch at $35 per head.  Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

26th – Sunday – Cape Pallarenda Quarantine Station Outing – Meet 6.30am at the car park (near the
Quarantine Buildings ). Bring morning tea. Leader: Janet Robino 0424226504

October 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

BirdLife Townsville – “October Bird Month” – Community Activity.  Bird displays at the TCC Libraries (City, Aitkenvale, Thuringowa). Members will need to volunteer to construct (1st October) and dismantel (30th October) library displays. Also we need volunteers for the Shopping Centre displays (Castletown Wednesday 13 Oct; KMart Aitkenvale Thursday 14 Oct; Fairfield Central Friday 15 Oct; all from 9am to 5pm). Rosters have been forwarded to Members. For  all details contact the Leader: Janet Robino 0424226504   

1st – Friday – NQ Retirees (restricted)- Community Activity -Birdlife Townsville Presentation – Presenters (Janet Robino & Wal Threlfall) to meet 10am Sun Hotel, Mundingburra. Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

3rd – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

5th – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: “Flocks”- for more details see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

7th – Thurdsday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader:  Norm Rains  0458788107

9th – Saturday – 12 Noon Committee Meeting  only –   Held in theTCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan.                         Guest Speaker: Malcolm Turner

13th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Wendy Kaus  0432047518

17th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Cecily Messer 0409724231

17th – Sunday – TCC Sustainability House, Rowes Bay – Community Event – Open to the Public from 10am to 2pm – Presenters (Mark Horvath, Janet Robino & Wal Threlfall) to meet 9.30am to set up.   Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

18th – Monday  to 24th –  Sunday – Birdlife Australia ” Aussie Backyard Bird Count”(ABBC) – This is a fun event and
only requires Members to complete a 20 minute survey. All details on the Birdlife Australia website.
Participants must register at:  www.birdlife.org.au Contact: Wal Threlfall 0429111055

 23rd – Saturday and 24th – 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:  Alma Ridep-Morris  0407950501

31st – Sunday – Paluma Outing – Meet 6.30am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea and lunch.   Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

November 2021 - Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

Torresian Imperial Pigeon Watch and Count – Cape York to Gladstone –  All month, you choose venue,
what days and number of days all from 4pm to 6pm. Members this is another important survey and only
requires a committment of 2 hours. 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 – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building(Soundshell),
Kirwan. Theme: “Greyscale” – for more details see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

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

7th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate. 
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

13th – Saturday – Monthly Meeting – 12 Noon Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting. Held in theTCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan. Guest speaker: 

17th –  Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey  – Meet 6.30am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra
Leader: Wendy Kaus  0432047518

21st – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Cecily Messer 0409724231

TBA – Saturday – Latham’s Snipe Count For all details contact the Leader: 

 28th – Sunday –

December 2021 -Members and Participants are required to RSVP 48hrs prior to the activity - COVID-19 Plan operating

Torresian Imperial Pigeon Watch and Count – Cape York to Gladstone – All month, you choose venue,
what days and number of days all from 4pm to 6pm. Members this is another important survey and only
requires a committment of 2hrs. Your own personal count.
All details at:  http//www.pipwatch.net/current-season-piptip-coast-count Contact: Julia Hazel (James Cook University) 0407431382  or Email:  Julia.Hazel@jcu.edu.au

2nd – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse car park, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

5th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.                                        Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

7th – Tuesday – Photography Group – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell), Kirwan. Theme “Favourites for 2020” – for more details see Photography Group Page. Leader:  Mark Horvath  0409332633

11th – Saturday – Christmas Party – Sun Hotel-Meet 6.30pm for a 7pm 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 042911105

15th –  Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Wendy Kaus 0432047518

Birdlife Townsville wishes all members a happy and safe 2021 Festive Season