Club Activites

BirdLife Townsville Activities Calendar - 2022

 All Branch activities are organised for a maximum of 30 Participants and on the “first come” principle. Participants who wish to attend must RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity, at the latest.

COVID – 19 RESTRICTIONS apply to all activities                                                

Participants must wear suitable clothing and enclosed shoes.   Sun screen and insect repellant recommended.
Car pooling is encouraged  but will be at the discretion of the driver.

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 integrity. 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 22 to Sunday 23 October. All details
on the BTFRT website.  Participants must register at:  www.blackthroatedfinch.com.au
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

 

2nd – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey –  Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,Rowes Bay.  Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

4th – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan — for more details see Photography Group page  Leader:  Mark Horvath   0409332633

6th – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access)  – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles and car pooling at the drivers discretion. Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

8th – Saturday – Monthly Meeting – Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm) – CANCELLED due to Covid-19 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.                                        

12th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St,
Mundingburra.  Leader:  Wendy Kaus 0432047518

16th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader:  Mark Horvath  0409332633

 

February 2022 -- Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest. COVID-19 Plan operating

1st – Tuesday – Photography Group  MeetingCANCELLED due to Covid-19 -Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan.  — for more details see Photography Group page. Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

3rd – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – CANCELLED due to Covid-19  – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles and car pooling at the drivers discretionLeader: Norm Rains 0458788107

6th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – CANCELLED due to Covid-19  – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: TBA

12th – Saturday-  Monthly Meeting- Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm) – CANCELLED due to Covid-19 – 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:  Committee   “Guidelines for Leaders and Members”      

TBA – Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Bushland Beach Survey – CANCELLED due to Covid-19  – Meet 6.30 am at the Rumbala Court,  park, Bushland Beach. Bring morning tea.     Leader:  John Lowry  0456242501

16th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – CANCELLED due to Covid-19 – Meet 6.30am at end of Thompson St,Mundingburra.
Leader:  Wendy Kaus  0432047518

20th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – CANCELLED due to Covid-19 – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

TBA – Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Cungulla Beach Survey – CANCELLED due to Covid-19  – 

27th – Sunday – NQ Coastal Dry Tropics Junior LandCare Program – Community Activity – Meet 9am at the TCC Sustainability Centre.    Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

March 2022 -- Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest. COVID-19 Plan operating

1st – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – CANCELLED due to Covid-19 –Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan — for more details see Photography Group page.    Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

3rd – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (resticted access)  Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles and car pooling at the drivers discretion. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

6th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.                          Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

12th – Saturday –Annual General Meeting Committee Meeting(Noon)and Annual General Meeting (2pm) – Venue is restricted to 30 persons as per Covid-19 Guidelines,  please advise you attendance – Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055
Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest speaker: Annette Sibson “Bird Trivia Competition”             

16th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Wendy Kaus   0432047518

20th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

27th – 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 2022 -- Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest. COVID-19 Plan operating

3rd – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.                          Leader: Janet Robino   00424226504

5th – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan – For more detail see Photography Group page.  Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633  

7th – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access)  — Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek  Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles and car pooling at the drivers discretion.  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:  Members  “Short Presentations”     

13th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St. Mundingburra.                                       Leader:  Beth Snewin   0404759718

17th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.                                               Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

22nd – Friday – Mingela / Clare Outing – Cancelled due to rain 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 2022 -- Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest- COVID-19 Plan operating

1st – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay. Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

3rd – Tuesday – Photography Group Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan – For more detail see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

5th – 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 and car pooling at the drivers discretion.                 Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

6th – Friday – Mingela / Clare Outing – Meet 6.30am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre, Coles undercover car park, Annandale. This is an all day Outing. Bring morning tea. Lunch will be at the Claredale Pastures Cafe, Clare (the old Burdekin Agriculture College) at own expense. Car pooling at the drivers discretion.              Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

13th – Friday -World Science Festival (Museum of Tropical Nth Qld) -Educational Activity –  Commencing 9am and closing 3pm. Volunteers requiredContact: The Secretary Wal Threlfall   0429111055

14th – Saturday – World Science Festival (Museum of Tropical Nth Qld) – Educational Activity – Commencing 9am and closing 3pm. Volunteers required.  Contact: The Secretary Wal Threlfall  0429111055

14th – 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” – Anne Lawrance/Barbara Reidy/Janet Robino “Channel Country Chooks” – Norm Rains “Wongaloo the Seasons”

15th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

18th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.  
Leader: Wendy Kaus 0432047518

29th – Sunday –  Palmetum Botanical Garden Outing – Meet 7am at the Palmetum car park, Annandale.
Leader: Jill & Peter Staunton  0447775631

June 2022 - Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest - COVID -19 Plan operating.

2nd – 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 and car pooling at the drivers discretion.  Leader: Norm Rains   0458788107

5th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate, Rowes Bay.                    Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

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

10th-Friday – National Shorebird Monitoring Program – Bushland Beach Winter Survey– CANCELLED due to Covid-19Meet 7am at the Rumbulu Court Park, Bushland Beach. Bring morning tea.  Leader: John Lowry  0456242501

11th – 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

15th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Wendy Kaus  0432047518

19th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

22nd-Wednesday – St. Benedict’s Catholic School Eco Fest– 11.30am to 12.30pm – Educational Activity – meet at the school Admin Office 890 Dalrymple road, Shaw at 10.30am to setup. Volunteers are required  Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

29th – Wednesday –  National Shorebird Monitoring Program – Cungulla Beach Winter Survey – Meet 7am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre, Cole’s undercover car park, Annandale. Bring morning tea.  Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

July 2022 - Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest - COVID-19 Plan operating

3rd – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate, Rowes Bay                            Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

7th – 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 and car pooling at the drivers discretion.  Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107 

9th –  Saturday – Monthly Meeting – Committee Meeting (Noon) and General Meeting (2pm)
Venue:  TCC Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest Speaker:  Malcolm Turner “Birds of Antarctica, Falklands and Sth Georgia Islands”   Contact the Secretary at: contact@bird lifetownsville.org.au

13th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.                                           Leader: Wendy Kaus  0432047518

14th –  National Shorebirds Monitoring Program – Lucinda Beach Winter Survey – Meet 7.00am 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 

TBA- Saturday – Goondaloo Creek Survey – (In collaboration with Landcare) – Landcare has requested this survey to be rescheduled – Members will be advised accordingly –  Goondaloo Creek is a Landcare Revegetation Project (Site Leader: Nichola Borellini) – Meet 7am at Discovery Drive, Douglas (opposite TECNQ)             Leader Wal Threlfall  0429111055

17th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7am at the Dam car park, Kelso.                                                        Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

17th-Sunday — Burdekin Shire Council Reef Fest – Community Activity – Meet 7am at Alligator Creek Roadhouse. Travel to Plantation Creek Park, Burdekin to setup. The Reef Fest will commence at 9am and finish at 12pm. Bring morning tea & lunch. Volunteers required               Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

29th – 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

 

August 2022 - Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest- COVID-19 Plan operating

2nd – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting –CANCELLED due to Covid-19 precautions Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan- for more details see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633

4th – 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 and car pooling at the drivers discretion.       Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

7th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

13th – Saturday  – 12 noon Committee Meeting  and 2pm General Meeting  –CANCELLED due to Covid-19 precautions – Held in the TCC Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest Speaker: TBA                      Contact the Secretary at: contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

 17th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Beth Snewin  0404759718

20th – Saturday – Town Common Conservation Park – Night Spotlighting  – Outing  – Meet 6.15pm inside the main gate. Bring spotlight/torch, camera, binoculars. Restricted to four vehicles maximum and car pooling at the drivers discretion. Members wishing to attend must advise the Leader Wal Threlfall  0429111055  or Email: contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

21st – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (resticted access) – Meet 7am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

28th- Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park – Night Spotlighting – Outing  – Meet 6.15pm inside the main gate. Bring spotlight/torch, camera, binoculars. Restricted to four vehicles maximum and car pooling at the drivers discretion. 
Members wishing to attend must advise the Leader Wal Threlfall  0429111055 or Email:
contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au  

September 2022 - Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest - COVID-19 Plan operating

BirdLife Townsville –  “Bird Month” – Community Activity.  Bird displays at the TCC Flinders Street and Thuringowa Libraries. Members are needed to volunteer to setup the display at 9am Thursday 1st September and takedown the display at 9am Friday 30th September.  Volunteers are also needed for the three Shopping Centre displays (Castletown Wednesday 12 Oct; KMart Aitkenvale Thursday 13 Oct; Fairfield Central Friday 14 Oct; all from 9am to 5pm). Rosters will be forwarded to Members. For  all details contact the  Leader: Janet Robino 0424226504   

1st – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) Meet 6.30am at the the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek . Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles and car pooling at the drivers discretion.                        Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

4th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.                                      Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

6th – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (soundshell),
Kirwan – for more details see Photography Group Page. Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633

10th – Saturday – 12 Noon Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting – Held in the TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan. Guest Speaker:   Members “Short Presentations”            Contact the Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

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 at the Dam car park, Kelso
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

TBA – 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: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

24th- Saturday-Latham’s Snipe Count (National Program) – Various sites (Mingela Dam, Town Common, Ross Dam Wetlands, Tyto Wetlands, Masters Road/Orient Road) – 6.30am start at your designated location. For more details contact Leader:  Annette Sibson  0413127217

25th – 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 2022 - Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest - COVID-19 Plan operating

BirdLife Townsville –  “Bird Month” – Community Activity.  Bird display at the TCC Aitkenvale Library. Members are needed to volunteer to setup the display at 9am Saturday 1st October and takedown the display at 9am Monday 31st October.  Volunteers are also needed for the three Shopping Centre displays (Castletown Wednesday 12 Oct; KMart Aitkenvale Thursday 13 Oct; Fairfield Central Friday 14 Oct; all from 9am to 5pm). Rosters will be forwarded to Members. For  all details contact the Leader: Janet Robino 0424226504   

2nd – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

4th – Tuesday – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan – for more details see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

6th – Thurdsday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles and car pooling at the drivers discretion.                  Leader:  Norm Rains  0458788107

8th – Saturday – 12 Noon Committee Meeting  and 2 pm General Meeting –   Held in theTCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan.  Guest Speaker:TBA

12th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Wendy Kaus  0432047518

16th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

17th – Monday  to 23th –  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

 22nd – Saturday and 23rd – Sunday – Black Throated Finch Recovery Team (BTFRT) “Annual Black-throated Finch Count” – All details on the BTF website. Participants must register at: www.blackthroatedfinch.com  or contact the                                Leader:  Alma Ridep-Morris  0407950501

30th – Sunday – Paluma Outing – Meet 6.30am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea and lunch.   Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

November 2022 - Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest - 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

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

3rd –  Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) Meet 6.30am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicles and car pooling at the drivers discretion. Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

6th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate. 
Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

16th –  Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey  – Meet 6.30am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra
Leader: Wendy Kaus  0432047518

20th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

26th – Saturday – Latham’s Snipe Count (National Program) – Various sites ( Mingela Dam, Town Common,Ross Dam Wetlands, Tyto Wetlands, Masters Road/Orient Road) – 6.30am start at your designated location.  For more details contact  Leader: Annette Sibson  0413127217

December 2022 -Participants are required to RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity at the latest - 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

1st – Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse car park, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. This event is restricted to 3 vehicle and car pooling at the drivers discretion. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107  

4th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

TBA – Lucinda Beach Survey (National Shorebird Monitoring Program)- Meet 6.30 am at the Reading Cinema car park. This is an all day event – Bring morning tea and lunch.  Leader:  Ivor Preston   0439062640

6th – Tuesday – Photography Group – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell), Kirwan – for more details see Photography Group Page. Leader:  Mark Horvath  0409332633

10th – Saturday – Christmas Party – Sun Hotel-Meet 6.30pm for a 7pm start in the Function Room at the
Sun Hotel, Mundingburra. Dinner (Bar Menu) and drinks at own expense. Entertainment:The Year 2022 in Review” by Members, “Christmas Trivia” by Nina and Prizes to be won.    RSVP Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

14th –  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 2022 Festive Season