Club Activites

BirdLife Townsville Activities Calendar - 2024

 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.                                                

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 observe and record a different species of bird (within Queensland only) for each of the 365 days of the year. It is fun but competitive and relies on your integrity (honesty and the adherence to Birdlife Australia ethical birding practices). 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 Bird Count (ABC)”-Your own personal backyard 20 minute count from
Monday 14 to Sunday 20 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 19 to Sunday 20 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 – ideal date 15th January) however the survey date will be selected according to the tides — Winter count window (1st June to 31st July – ideal date 1st July) however the survey date will be selected according to the tides.                                                        Contact:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

 

• “The Quest” – This is a Birdlife Townsville Members’ only competition and runs all year (January 1st to December 31st) – The aim is to observe and record a different species of bird (within Queensland only) for each of the 365 days of the year. It is fun, but competitive and relies on your integrity (honesty and the adherence to Birdlife Australia ethical birding practices). As this is our only fund raising activity for our Branch, we need as many members as possible to participate, so get out and list as many birds as you can. For a copy of the Rules go to our website:  www.birdlifetownsville.org.au    Then go to the Governance page and scroll to “The Quest”.
To participate contact:  The Secretary on  0429111055 or email contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

Tuesday 2nd – Photography Group Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell), Kirwan – for more details see Photography Group page. Leader Mark Horvath  0409332633
 
Friday 5th – 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 Drivers discretion.                                            Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107
 
Sunday 7th – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate, Rowes Bay.                Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504
 
Saturday 13th – Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting – Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell) adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive).  Guest Speaker: Committee           Contact the Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au
 
Wednesday 17th – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.                              Leader:  Wendy Kaus  0432047518
 
Saturday 20th-Latham’s Snipe Count ( National Program) – various sites (Tyto Wetlands, Masters Road/Orient Road Wetlands, Mingela Dam, Town Common Conservation Park, Wongaloo Conservation Park, Fairfield Waters Lagoon, Ross Dam Wetlands)- meet 6.30am at your designated site – Counters required.                                                                                                                            For more details contact Leader: Annette Sibson  0413127217
 
Sunday 21st – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Townsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive, Pinnacles.  Leader:  Mark Horvath  0409332633
 
Friday 26th –  Bowling Green Bay NP, Alligator Creek Section Outing- CANCELLED due to Cyclone Kirrily – Meet 6.30am at the Alligato Creek car park, Alligator Creek Bring morning tea.   Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

February 2024 -- In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

 Friday 2nd – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted 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 and car pooling at the drivers discretion.              Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

Sunday 4th – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – CANCELLED due to closure by QPWS (Cyclone Kirrily damage) –  Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,Rowes Bay. Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

Saturday 10th–  Monthly Meeting- 1pm Committee Meeting and 2pm Annual General Meeting (Nomination Forms and Proxy Voting Forms available from the Returning Officer) – Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive).  Guest speaker:  Wal Threlfall  “The Year in Review”     Contact: Secretary/Returning Officer  Wal Threlfall  0429111055 

Wednesday 14th – Ross River Bush Garden Survey  – Meet 6.30am at end of Thompson St,Mundingburra.
Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

Sunday 18th – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access)  – Meet 6.30am at the Townsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive, Pinnacles.
Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

Wednesday 21st – Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Lucinda Beach Survey – Meet 7am at the Reading Cinema car park. Bring morning tea and lunch.   Leader: Ivor Preston  0439062640 and Wal Threlfall  0429111055

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

Wednesday 28th – Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program – Cungulla Beach Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre undercover car park, Annandale. Bring morning tea.     Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

March 2024 -- In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

Friday 1st – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (resticted 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 and car pooling at the drivers discretion. Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

Sunday 3rd – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,
Rowes Bay.       Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

Saturday 9th– Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building  (Sound Shell)adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive). Guest Speaker: Pedro Bernardo Poltroniere Marcilio “Birds of Brazil”                                      Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

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

Sunday 17th – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Townsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive, Pinnacles.
Leader: Bridgid Glass  0411569919

Sunday 24th – Paluma Outing– Meet 6.30am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central.  Bring morning tea and lunch Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

April 2024 -- In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

Tuesday 2nd – Photography Group  Meeting – Meet 7pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell),
Kirwan – For more detail see Photography Group page.  Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633  

Friday 5th – 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

Sunday 7th – Town Common Conservation Park Survey  – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate,Rowes Bay.                          Leader: Janet Robino   0424226504  

Saturday 13th – Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting – Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building  (Sound Shell)adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive). Guest Speaker: Members “Short Presentations”.      Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055   

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

Sunday 21st – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Townsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive, Pinnacles.                          Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

Friday 26th – Birder’s Breakfast & Outing – Heritage Tea Rooms, Hervey Range– Meet 6.30am at the Reading Cinema car park — Arrive 7am at the Tea rooms and commence birding — 9am Breakfast (at own cost) at the Tea Rooms. Return to Townsville.        Leader: Wal Threlfall 0429111055

 

May 2024 -- In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

Friday 3rd –  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.                                    Contact the Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

Sunday 5th – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate,Rowes Bay.                         Contact the Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

Saturday 11th – Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting  and 2pm General Meeting – Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive). Guest Speaker:  TBA                    Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055 

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

Sunday 19th – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7.00am at the Townsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive, Pinnacles.             
Contact the Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

Friday 31st – 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 and lunch. Car pooling at the drivers discretion.                                            Contact Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

June 2024 - In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

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

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

Friday 7th –  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.                                    Contact the Leader: Norm Rains   0458788107

TBA – National Shorebird Monitoring Program – Bushland Beach Winter Survey–  – Meet 7am at the Rumbulu Court Park, Bushland Beach. Bring morning tea.  Contact the Leader: John Lowry  0456242501

Saturday 8th – Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting  and 2pm General Meeting 
Venue: TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive). Guest speaker: TBA
Contact: The Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

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

Sunday 16th – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 7.00am at theTownsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive,Pinnacles.
Contact the Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

Saturday 22nd – 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. 
 Contact the Leader Wal Threlfall  0429111055 or Email:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au  

TBA –  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.  Contact the Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

July 2024 - In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

Tuesday 2nd –  Photography Group Meeting – Meet 7 pm at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell), Kirwan – for more details see Photography Group Page.   Contact the Leader: Mark Horvath   0409332633

Friday 5th – 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.  Contact the Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107 

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

Saturday 13th –  Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting 
Venue:  TCC Bicentennial Building ( Sound Shell) adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive).  Guest Speaker: Christmas in July – Trivia by Nina                                                                                                                                                       Contact the Secretary at: contact@bird lifetownsville.org.au

Wednesday 17th – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.                                                   Contact the Leader: Wendy Kaus  0432047518

Sunday 21st – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) –  Meet 7.00am at theTownsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive,Pinnacles.    Contact the Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

August 2024 - In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

Friday 2nd – 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.       Contact the Leader: Norm Rains  0458788107

Sunday 4th – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 7am at the Town Common main gate.
Contact the Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

Saturday 10th – Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting  and 2pm General Meeting  – Held in the TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive). Guest Speaker: TBA                                     Contact the Secretary at: contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

 Wednesday 14th – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Contact the Leader: Wendy Kaus  0432047518

Sunday 18th – Ross River Dam Survey (resticted access) – Meet 7.00am at theTownsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive,Pinnacles.   Contact the Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

September 2024 ----- In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

 Friday 6th – 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

Sunday 1st – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.                                         Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

Saturday 14th – Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting – Held in the TCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive). Guest Speaker: TBA                    Contact the Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

Wednesday 18th – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St. Mundingburra.                               Leader: Wendy Kause  0432047518

Sunday 15th – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Townsville Graded Sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive, Pinnacles.
 Contact Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

  

October 2024 ----- In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

BirdLife Townsville –  “Bird Month” – Community Activity.  Bird displays at the TCC Flinders Street, Aitkenvale and Thuringowa Libraries. Members are needed to volunteer to setup the display at 9am Tuesday 1st October and takedown the display at 9am Thursday 31st October. Rosters will be forwarded to Members. For  all details contact the Leader: Janet Robino 0424226504   

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

 Friday 4th – 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

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

Saturday 12th – Monthly Meeting –  1pm Committee Meeting  and 2 pm General Meeting –   Held in theTCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive.  Guest Speaker: Janet Robino “The Black-throated Finch Count”               Contact the Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

Sunday 13th– Townsville Cotters Market- Community Event- Birdlife Townsville and TCC partnership promoting the Aussie Bird Count (ABC) –Markets run from 8am to 1pm. Leader: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

Monday 14th  to Sunday 20th – Birdlife Australia ” Aussie Bird Count”(ABC) – 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

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

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th – 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  Leader:  Alma Ridep-Morris  0407950501

Sunday 20th – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access)    Meet 6.30am at the Townsville Graded sands (TGS) access road main gate, at the end of Riverway Drive, Pinnacles.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

Sunday 25th – Paluma Outing and Birders Morning Tea-Meet 6.30am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Morning Tea (at own expense) will be at “Possum & Pumpkin Cafe”Lookout Road, Paluma. Remember bring your lunch which we will have at Grandis.     Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055 

November 2024 ------ In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

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

Friday 1st – 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

Sunday 3rd – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate. 
Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

Saturday 9th – Monthly Meeting – 1pm Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting. Held in theTCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell) adjacent to the Eastbrooke Health Hub, Kirwan (access via Hinchinbrook Drive).Guest Speaker: TBA                     Contact the Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

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

Sunday 17th – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Townsville Graded Sands (TGS) access gate, at the end of Riverway Drive, Kelso.
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

Saturday TBA – 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 2024 ----- In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Participants please ensure you confirm and RSVP the appropriate Leader the day prior to the activity.

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

Sunday 1st – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.
Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

Friday 6th – 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  

TBA – Birdlife Townsville Christmas Party  –                                RSVP Contact: Wal Threlfall  0429111055

Wednesday 18th – 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 2024 Festive Season