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

25th – Sunday – Mingela/Clare Outing – Meet 6.30am at the Annandale Central Shopping Centre,Cole’s undercover car park, Annandale. This is an all-day outing bring morning tea which we will have at Ravenswood. We will have lunch (at own expense) at the Claredale Pastures Cafe, Clare (the old Burdekin Ag College). 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: Mark Horvath    0409332633

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

6th – 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

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:    

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: Cecily Messer 0409724231

30th – Sunday – Palmetum Botanical Garden Outing – Meet 7am 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 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 

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

16th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden Survey – Meet 7am at end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Wendy Kaus 0432047518

TBA – 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
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

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

TBA – Bushland Beach Survey (Australian Shorebird Monitoring Program) – Meet 6.30am at

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

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

TBA – 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 

30th – 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 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:                                                                           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

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

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

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

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) 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:               Contact the Secretary at:  contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au

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

TBA – Saturday – Mungalla Survey (restricted access) –Meet 5.45am at the Reading Cinema car park,Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea and lunch.  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

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. Members will need to: (1) volunteer to construct (1st October) and dismantel (30th October) library displays. Leader: Janet Robino 0424226504   

4th – 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: “Preening/Behaviour”- for more details see Photography Group Page.  Leader: Mark Horvath 0409332633

8th – Thurdsday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader:  Norm Rains  0458788107

10th – Saturday – 12 Noon Committee Meeting  only –   Held in theTCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan.                    Guest Speaker:

14th – Wednesday – Ross River Bush Garden – Meet 6.30am at the end of Thompson St, Mundingburra.
Leader: Janet Cross  0428376696

 17th – Saturday and 18th – 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

18th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Cecily Messer 0409724231

19th – Monday  to 25th –  Sunday – Birdlife Australia ” Aussie Backyard Bird Count” – 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

20th – Tuesday – War Widows (Educational Activity) – Meet 10am at the Townsville RSL  Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

23rd – Friday – Mungalla Station Survey (restricted access) – Meet 5.45am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Bring morning tea and lunch.  Leader:  Wal Threlfall  0429111055

24th – Saturday and 25th – Sunday – Birdlife Australia ” National Twitchathon”CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC –This is a fun event and raises funds for Australia’s endangered birds. All funds raised in Qld stay in Qld. There are prizes to be won.
Members form a team (minimum of two members) and participate in either the 3hr or 12hr or 24hr Event. All
details on the Birdlife Australia website.  Participants must register at: www.birdlife.org.au
Contact:   Wal Threlfall 0429111055

25th – 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

1st – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate. 
Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

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

5th –  Thursday – Wongaloo Conservation Park Survey (restricted access) Meet 6.30am at the Alligator
Creek Roadhouse, Alligator Creek. Bring morning tea. Leader: Norm Rains 0458788107

14th – Saturday – Monthly Meeting – 12 Noon Committee Meeting and 2pm General Meeting. Held in theTCC Bicentennial Building (Sound Shell), Kirwan. Guest speaker: Deborah Carter (Raptor Wildlife Carer -Fight4Flight) and Poseidon the Osprey – “come see an Osprey up close and personal”

15th – Sunday – Ross River Dam Survey (restricted access) – Meet 6.30am in the Dam car park, Kelso.
Leader: Cecily Messer 0409724231

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

21st – Saturday – Latham’s Snipe Count For all details contact the Leader: Janet Cross 0428376696

 29th – Sunday – Hervey Range Heritage Tea Rooms Outing Meet 6.30am at the Reading Cinema car park, Thuringowa Central. Breakfast at own expense. Remember to advise the Leader two (2) days prior to the Outing to ensure we comply with Covid-19 guidelines.     Leader: Janet Robino  0424226504

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

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

3rd – 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 – Saturday and 6th – Sunday  – Birdlife Australia National Challenge Bird Count-CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC –
Start 6.30am and count species and number of birds in specific areas within a 25km radius of Townsville CBD. 
Participants will be allocated a specific area.  All counts to be forwarded within 7 days to: 
contact@birdlifetownsville.org.au Leader: Wal Threlfall 0429111055 

6th – Sunday – Town Common Conservation Park Survey – Meet 6.30am at the Town Common main gate.                                        Leader: Mark Horvath  0409332633

11th – Friday – 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

16th –  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 2020 Festive Season