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Tuesday 3rd April Evening Meeting Corimal Community Centre 7.30pm

Lillypilly Room, Corrimal Library, Short Street Corrimal
Speaker Martin Potter “Some UK Birding Hotspots”
Having spent a previous life in the UK as a non-birder it was only When Martin emigrated  to Australia the he began to notice the amazing birdlife around him. He later learned that there are also birds in the UK so on a number of return visits to his country of birth he has been trying to make up for lost time. The talk will focus on some of the UK birding hotspots that Martin and Penny have managed to explore when they should probably have visiting relatives…..”



Thursday 5th April Lunch Time Walk in Botanic Gardens 12.30-1.30pm



Leader Martin Potter Mobile 0437683677
Lunch time bird walk.Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street) as long as a car park pass is obtained from the Discovery Centre on arrival and displayed on your dashboard.



Friday 6th April Social Bird Club Dinner Coniston Hotel 7pm

Bridge Street Consiston 
Order and pay for your meal on arrival.
RSVP Nerida Hudspith    04244174848



Sunday 15th April Atlassing at Integral Energy Park 8.30am



Leader Martin Cocker Mobile 0418429132
Meet in the car park off Darkes Road, West Dapto - the driveway, just past the Motor Museum on the right. The driveway is marked with a sign stating: “Integral Energy recreation Park” Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen and enclosed sturdy shoes.



Monday 16th April Barren Grounds 8.30am



Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower 0421335037
Meet in the picnic area at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve 9km from the township of Jamberoo along Jamberoo Mountain Road. Turn off Jamberoo Mountain Road to the left just after the “Concealed Driveway” sign and follow the dirt road for 600metres to the picnic area car park. Bring morning tea, water, hat sunscreen and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Wednesday 18th April Hooka Point Park 8.30 am



Leader Brian Deans 0412730604
Turn into Holborn St from Northcliffe Drive Berkeley. Drive to the end and park in the car park at the junction of Holborn and Sussex Streets. Bring morning tea, sunscreen, hat, water and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Thursday 19th April Tallawarra Ash Ponds 8.30am



Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower 0421335037
Meet on Yallah Bay Road which leads to the Energy Australia Tallawarra Power Station. This is only accessible from the princes Highway southbound from Dapto. If coming from the south you need to take the first Dapto exit and turn right onto the Princes Highway. Yallah Bay Road is the second left after this turn. Park on the left hand side of the road of Yallah Bay Road about 300 metres from the turn off opposite gate 37. Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen, plenty of water for the day and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Tuesday 1st May Evening Meeting Venue TBN



Speaker Beth Mott “Owls Ahoy”
Beth Mott from the Powerful Owl Project will share what has been going on for owls in the greater Sydney Basin including fabulous records of breeding success and alternative ways to survey for owls. Beth will also talk about some of the developing threats to powerful Owls the fantastic data collected by citizen scientists has identified.



Thursday 3rd May Lunch Time walk in Botanic Gardens 12:30 to 1:30



Leader Martin Potter Mobile 0437683677
Lunch time bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission
to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street) as long as a car park pass is obtained from the Discovery Centre on arrival and displayed on your dashboard.



Saturday 5th May Macquarie Pass, cascades Walk and Clover Hill


Leader Joy Williams 0419183695.  Meet at 8.30am in carpark at base of Macquarie Pass.  Head west on Illawarra Hwy from Princes Hwy/Southern Freeway at Albion Park Rail.  Turn right at Albion Park and travel about 14km along Illawarra Hwy to the bottom of Macquarie Pass.  Carpark is on the right-hand side. Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen, water and wear enclosed shoes.  There may be leeches after rain.



Sunday 6th May Wader Count 8.30 am


Leader Martin Cocker 0418429132
Meet under the pines by Windang Surf Club.A count that is part of the national
“Shorebirds 2020” Programme thatwill include: Windang Estuary, Why Juck Bay,.
Purry Purry Point. Bring morning tea, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed shoes.



Saturday 12th May Budderoo Fire Trail 8:30 am



Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower Mobile 0421335037
Meet at the car park for Budderoo Fire Trail approx 2.6km past turn-off to Barren Ground on Jamberoo Mountain Road. This car park is approximately 200 metres along a dirt road. After the 60 km/h bends on Jamberoo Moutain Road the speed goes back to 80km/h and you go up a slight hill. At the top is a dirt pull-off with two signs Budderoo Plateau and Budderoo National park this is where the dirt road to access the track begins. Bring morning tea, plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed sturdy shoes. Morning tea will be carried. 



Thursday 17th May Royal National Park Audley 8:30 am



Leader Brian Deans 0412730604
From the Princes Hwy at Loftus, turn into Parnell Ave. Right if travelling north, keep on this road until you cross the Hacking River on the causeway. Then turn into the first car park which is on the right side of the road. Morning tea will be at the café, wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Sunday 20th May  Atlassing at Croome  8:30 am


Leader Martin Cocker 0418429132
An atlas survey of this IB adopted site, is about 2hours duration. Meet at the oval car park at he end of the Tennis Court entrance on Croome Road, Albion Park Rail. Bring morning tea, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed sturdy shoes. 




Thursday 24th May Tallawarra Ash Ponds 8.30am



Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower 0421335037
Meet on Yallah Bay Road which leads to the Energy Australia Tallawarra Power Station. This is only accessible from the princes Highway southbound from Dapto. If coming from the south you need to take the first Dapto exit and turn right onto the Princes Highway. Yallah Bay Road is the second left after this turn. Park n the left hand side of the road of Yallah Bay Road about 300 metres from the turn off opposite gate 37. Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen, plenty of water for the day and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.
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