Bird Walks

Geoff Shannon

Bird walks usually take place on the third Monday of the month starting at 9 am at the site. The walk takes about two hours and is at a gentle pace looking at the birds. Car sharing if not local, usually 8.30 from Information Bay Alexander St. in order to avoid traffic around the school at Banksia Center.  We will visit various sites and the opportunity for carpooling exists. 

The proposed program is as follows but changes may happen at short notice both to site and time depending on the weather et cetera. These details will be emailed to those that sign up for walks. There is no need to attend every walk though with the advent of COVID 19 we probably ought to restrict the number to a maximum of 10 people to enable sensible distancing. So it will be a bit of first come first served and if people would contact me by email or text and I will then let people know when we have the maximum number I will have two reserves if people at last minute have to pull out and can let me know.

Walk 1.  Monday, 31st August 

To the Carbuncles, meeting at the car park at the north end of Hawley Esplanade, for about a 1 km walk to look at the Gull Colony and other birds nesting on Carbuncles, several 100 currently prospecting. Sites under consideration:

Walk 2.  Monday, 21st September

Port Sorell Conservation Area, Shannon Drive, Squeaking Point. Meet 9 am end of Shannon Drive, Squeaking Point. Any summer migrants back?

Walk 3.  Monday, 19th October 

Arboretum. Carpool 8.15  Alexander St ,Information Sign, layby.

 Arboretum, Eugenana, 9 am.  always good for a variety of birds and a platypus or two.

Walk 4. Monday, 16th November

Narawantapu National Park, 9am at information centre or car pooling at 8.15 Alexander St ,at the Information sign lay by.

December may be walk possible all-day Arm River and January probable a wader identification day run by BirdLife Tasmania, Bridport.