8.30am | Sunday 1 May 2022

AIR SERVICES SITE, SHANES PARK

Meeting place

Meet beside the canal in Resolution Ave, Willmot (about 100m from Captain Cook Drive).

Leader

Daniel McDonald  |  0404 374 362

Habitat

Open forest/woodland with clearings

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 5km on level bush tracks.

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Map: Shanes Park

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Map: Centennial Park

8.30am | Wednesday 4 May 2022

CENTENNIAL PARK

Meeting place

Near the crossroads of Parkes Drive and Dickens Drive, Centennial Park.

Leader

Greg McLachlan | 0405 578 967

Habitat

Parkland

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3km on relatively flat, even parklands.

8.30am  | Saturday 21 May 2022

NURRAGINGY RESERVE, WESTERN SYDNEY PARKLANDS

Meeting place

Meet at the Colebee Centre, Nurragingy Reserve, Knox Road, Doonside. 

Leader

Edwin Vella |  0402 067 619

Habitat

Bushland, woodland

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3kms on level bush tracks.

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Map: Wattamolla

8.30am | Sunday 29 May 2022

WATTAMOLLA CLIFFS and BONNIE VALE, ROYAL NP

Meeting place

Meet at the P2 car park at Wattamolla.  The turnoff to Wattamolla is on the left, 10kms from Audley when coming from the north.  The car park is about 5km further on, accessed from a right hand turn as you go down the hill, before you get to the bottom carpark.  Entry fee of $12 applies unless you have a NP pass.  Note that there is no mobile reception at Wattamolla.
Second location is at Bonnie Vale picnic area, off Sea Breeze Lane, Bundeena.

Leader

Robyn Pedersen | 0438 989 422

Habitat

Heath, forest

Grade

Wattamolla Cliffs: Grade 2.  Mainly flat with a few steps and a gentle hill.  Approx 2 kms.
Bonnie Vale: Grade 2.  Level walking on easy bush tracks.  Approx 3kms.

8.30am | Wednesday 1 June 2022

AUSTRALIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS,

MT ANNAN

Meeting place

Meet near the Visitors Centre.  Parking is in the P3 carpark on Cunningham Drive, Mt Annan.

Leader

TBC |  TBC

Habitat

Grassland, lakes and forest

Grade

Grade 1.  Approx 3 kms flat walking.

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Map: Mt Annan

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Map: Mistral Point

8.30am | Saturday 25 June 2022

MISTRAL POINT SEAWATCH, MAROUBRA and CENTENNIAL PARK

Meeting place

Meet at the northern end of Marine Parade, Maroubra 

Leader

Trevor Waller | 0467 977 508 

Habitat

Coastal, parklands

Grade

Mistral Point: Grade 2. Approx. 200m walk to rock platform with some easy rock passage. 
Centennial Park: Grade 1.  Approx 2 kms on flat paved paths.

8.30am | Sunday 3 July 2022

RICHMOND LOWLANDS AND SURROUNDS

Meeting place

Meet at Pughs Lagoon, Smith Park, corner of Old Kurrajong Road and Francis Street, Richmond

Leader

Adrian Dick |  0451 825 403

Habitat

Pastureland

Grade

Grade 1. Approx 3 kms, mainly flat on paths or roadsides.

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Map: Pughs Lagoon

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Map: Mulgoa NR

8.30am | Wednesday 6 July 2022

MULGOA NR and NEPEAN WEIR

Meeting place

Meet at corner of Dillwynia Drive and Cormorant Cres, Glenmore Park.

Leader

TBC

Habitat

Bushland and river

Grade

Grade 2. Mostly level walking on wide paths. Some small inclines at Mulgoa NR. Approx. 1.5-2km walk at Mulgoa, approx. 600m walk at Nepean Weir.

8.30am  | Saturday 23 July 2022

ANNUAL RAPTOR COUNT, HAWKESBURY AREA

Meeting place

Maraylya Park, corner of Dunns And Boundary Roads

Leader

Trevor Waller |  0467 977 508 

Habitat

Open

Grade

Grade 1. No walking.  Birding from around cars.

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Map: Maraylya Park

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Map: Cumberland SF

8.30am | Sunday 31 July 2022

CUMBERLAND STATE FOREST

Meeting place

Meet in the car park near the Cumberland State Forest information centre, off Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills.

Leader

Peter Abraham | 0451 292 512 

Habitat

Forest

Grade

Grade 3.  Approx 5km on tracks that are hilly in places and can be a bit slippery at times.

8.30am |  Wednesday 3 August 2022

SCHEYVILLE NP

Meeting place

Meet at Scheyville National Park Headquarters carpark.  Vehicle access is from Scheyville Rd (not from Old Pitt Town Rd, despite what the GPS tries to tell you).  

Leader

Heather Cavanagh and David Cree | 0419 432 720

Habitat

Bushland, woodland

Grade

Grade 2.  Morning walk of approx. 2.7km loop on wide, mown tracks that are mostly flat with some gentle hills.  Decide what else to do on the day.

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Map: Scheyville NP

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Map: Wianamatta

8.30am | Saturday 20 August 2022

WIANAMATTA REGIONAL PARK

Meeting place

Meet at the car park just inside the gates off Mainwaring St, Ropes Crossing.

Leader

Edwin Vella | 0402 067 619

Habitat

Ironbark Woodland

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 2 kms on flat bush tracks.

Friday 28 to Sunday 28 August 2022

WEEKEND AWAY - LOCATION TBC

Meeting place

TBC

Leader

TBC |  TBC

Habitat

TBC

Grade

TBC

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Map: Maraylya Park

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Map: Chiltern Trail

8.30am  | Wednesday 7 September 2022

CHILTERN TRAIL and WARRIEWOOD WETLANDS

Meeting place

Meet at start of Chiltern Trail near the end of Chiltern Rd, Ingleside.  

Leader

Heather Pearce |  0412 051 951

Habitat

Bushland and Wetlands

Grade

Chiltern Trail: Grade 3, approx 2kms return on a fire trail.
Warriewood: 
Grade 2.  Max 4km.  Mostly flat on gravel paths and boardwalks.  Some steps on Irrawong Reserve section.

9am |  Saturday 24 September 2022

BEGINNERS and NEW MEMBERS, CROSSLANDS RESERVE, HORNSBY HEIGHTS

Meeting place

Crosslands Picnic Area, 441 Somerville Road, Hornsby Heights

Leader

Trevor Waller  |  0467 977 508 

Habitat

Parkland and bushland

Grade

Grade 1. Approx. 2km. Mostly flat on paved paths.

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Map: Bobbin Head

8.30am | Sunday 2 October 2022

BOBBIN HEAD, KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP

Meeting place

Meet on the western side of the bridge at Bobbin Head picnic area, near the start of the Gibberagong boardwalk

Leader

Daniel McDonald |  0404 374 362

Habitat

Forest

Grade

Grade 3.  Approx 3km on bush tracks with some slightly steeper sections including steps.

8.30am  | Wednesday 5 October 2022

WATTLE FOREST & LADY CARRINGTON DRIVE, ROYAL NP

Meeting place

Meet at Wattle Forest picnic area at Audley. Enter park at Audley end.  After crossing Audley Weir, turn right onto Lady Carrington Drive. Turn right to cross the white wooden bridge, then turn left and continue to the end of this road to Wattle Forest. 
National Park entry fee of $12 applies unless you have a NP pass.

Leader

Robyn Pedersen |  0438 989 422

Habitat

Rainforest and woodland

Grade

Wattle Forest: Grade 2.  Approx 2 kms walk with some uneven ground.
Lady Carrington Drive: Grade 2.  Approx 5 kms walk on a gravel track with some gentle inclines.

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Map:  Wattle Forest

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Map: Bushells Lagoon

8.30am | Saturday 22 October 2022

BUSHELLS LAGOON and SWALLOWS REACH

Meeting place

Meet at the junction of Blacktown Road and Brewers Lane, Freemans Reach

Leader

Adrian Dick  |  0451 825 403

Habitat

Wetlands and forest

Grade

Bushells Lagoon: Grade 2.  Approx 2 km on wide bush track with gentle hill down to the lagoon.

Swallows Reach: Grade 2. Approx 2 km walking on a mainly flat bush track.

8.30am  | Sunday 30 October 2022

LANDING LIGHTS, RIVERINE PARK

Meeting place

Car park off West Botany Street, Arncliffe 

Leader

Greg McLachlan |  0405 578 967

Habitat

Wetland, mangroves, reed beds, parkland

Grade

Grade 2.   Approx 3kms on mainly flat paths.

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Map:  Landing Lights

8.30am | Wednesday 2 November 2022

BLUE GUM CREEK RESERVE, ANNANGROVE

Meeting place

End of O'Keefe Road, Annangrove

Leader

Paul Johnstone |  0434 350 409

Habitat

Forest

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 2km on flat bush trail.

7am | Saturday 12 November 2022

BUS TRIP - LOCATION TBC

Meeting place

TBC

Leader

TBC |  TBC

Habitat

TBC

Grade

TBC

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Map: Maraylya Park

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Map: Capertee Valley

9am | Saturday 19 November 2022

CAPERTEE VALLEY

N.B.  If there is enough interest, this may be converted to a weekend away with a visit to Dunn's Swamp on Sunday.
Meeting place

Meet at the corner of Glen Alice and Glen Davis Rds, Capertee Valley

Leader

Cathy Goswell |  0418 865 421

Habitat

Open woodland and pastureland 

Grade

Grade 2.  Short walks on hardened uneven surfaces and gentle uphill sections.

8.30am  | Sunday 27 November 2022

BOAT HARBOUR AND BOTANY BAY, KURNELL (Migratory waders)

Meeting place

Car park at Potter Point. Approaching Kurnell, turn right off Captain Cook Drive into Sir Joseph Banks Drive (Desalination Plant). Enter Botany Bay National Park at the end of Sir Joseph Banks Drive. Follow the road to the car park at the very end.
** Bring a scope if you have one that you can carry**

Leader

Greg McLachlan |  0405 578 967

Habitat

Seashore, sand dunes

Grade

Grade 3.  Approx 3kms including some uneven and possibly slippery rocky surfaces.  It includes walking on sand dunes, and a climb to the beach.

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Map:  Boat Harbour

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Map: Mitchell Park

8am | Saturday 3 December 2022

MITCHELL PARK and PITT TOWN LAGOON

Meeting place

Meet at the second picnic table in Mitchell Park.  National Park entry fee of $8 applies unless you have a NP pass.

Leader

Edwin Vella |  0402 067 619

Habitat

Bushland and woodland

Grade

Grade 2. Mostly flat with approx 4km walk around the southern part of Mitchell Park.

8.30am  | Wednesday 7 December 2022

FRED CATERSON RESERVE, CASTLE HILL

Meeting place

Enter Fred Caterson Reserve via Gilbert Rd, Castle Hill. Continue along Caterson Drive until you reach a car park at Fields 2 and 3. Do not turn left at any time. 

Leader

TBC |  TBC

Habitat

Bushland

Grade

Grade 3.  Approx 3kms on bush paths, tracks and road with some uneven ground and gentle hills.

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Map:  Fred Caterson

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Map: Capertee Valley

8.30am | Sunday 11 December 2022

TBC

Meeting place

TBC

Leader

TBC |  TBC

Habitat

TBC

Grade

TBC