Wombat Forest birdwalk – 5 January 2019
Posted on 18 December, 2018 by Frances
The next monthly BirdLife Castlemaine District Branch bird walk will be on Saturday 5 January 2019. The walk will be led by Tanya Loos and will be through relatively moist leafy forest, perfect for the summer holidays. Suitable for all ages and levels of bird enthusiasts.
Join Tanya on a wander through the wet ferny gullies and peppermint ridges of the Wombat Forest. We will do the Whipstick Creek Loop walking track which takes 3 – 4 hours. Those who wish to do part of the walk can retrace their steps. On our walk we are likely to see local special species such as Rufous Fantail, Crescent Honeyeater, Gang Gang Cockatoo and Blue-winged Parrot. We might also see Rose Robin, Bassian Thrush and Square-tailed Kite.
Wear sturdy shoes and a hat, and bring along insect repellent, sunscreen, water, snacks and lunch. And, of course, binoculars. In case of extreme weather the walk will be cancelled.
Meet at the former Continuing Education building at 30 Templeton St Castlemaine VIC at 8.30 am sharp, to car pool. Alternatively, meet at Garden of St Erth car park, 189 Simmons Reef Rd Blackwood, VIC at 9.30 am.
Garden of St Erth is one of The Diggers Club’s properties and a fantastic perennial and fruit garden, with a cafe and nursery – well worth a look!
Wombat Forest birdwalk
When: Saturday 5 January 2019 at 8.30 am to car pool or 9.30 am to join walk
Where: to carpool meet at 30 Templeton St Castlemaine VIC
to join walk meet at Garden of St Erth car park, 189 Simmons Reef Rd Blackwood, VIC
Bring: sturdy shoes, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, snacks, lunch, binoculars
For information about BirdLife Castlemaine District Branch click here