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    Bird Watcher's Program 2020

    ryan magsino Armidale Bird WatchersThe Armidale birdwatching group is an informal organisation of people who enjoy birdwatching. Regular outings occur on the first Sunday of the month except January and July (or Easter Sunday if it falls on that date).

    2020 Program

    • February 2 Malpas Dam – it’s possible to see a variety of species of birds from the lookout and a walk downstream from the spillway.
    • March 1 Arlene Packer’s and Cheryl Mutch’s properties on Thunderbolts Way just past Yarrowyck with a view to assessing the conservation value of their woodland patches.
    • April 5 Pint Pot Reserve (TSR) 22km along Rockvale Rd (Remember - DAYLIGHT SAVING ENDS 2:00 am put clocks BACK one hour)
    • May 3 Sunnyside TSR.
    • June 7 Black Gully (dam behind Armidale Tree Group).
    • August 2 Gwydir Park Road TSR
    • September 6 Rockvale Reserve 36 km along Rockvale Rd at the Wollomombi River.
    • October 4 Gara TSR (Remember DAYLIGHT SAVING BEGINS 2:00 am put clocks FORWARD one hour)
    • November 1 Wooldridge Recreation and Fossicking Reserve, Uralla
    • December 6 Blue Hole.


    1. There are two Regent Honeyeater/Swift Parrot surveys each year in autumn and spring (May and August) and our group goes to Gwydir Park Road TSR. If you are fortunate enough to find any Regents or Swifties at any time, please contact Beth Williams 02 6772 4454, having recorded precise details of the sighting – date, time, exact location and any observable behaviour if possible. Habitat observations (tree species, flowering etc) are also very useful.
    2. This program was compiled with the help of Steve Debus with the current drought in mind. Venues were chosen where there may be water.
    3. The scheduled visit may be changed or cancelled if conditions on the day are likely to affect the excursion.
    4. All comers are welcome but it must be understood that each individual is responsible for their own safety and welfare.

    How to get involved

    If you would like to join in, meet at the Armidale Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street, prepared for departure at 8:00 am (both EST and EDST) after rationalising cars. Bring food (morning tea and sometimes lunch) and water, binoculars, sunscreen, hat and wear stout shoes. Anyone wishing to join the group should contact Shirley Cook to RSVP please.

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