A reminder that the above will be held on
Sunday 7 September - details are below.
At this stage there are still a few seats on the
second bus, and if you are interested please let me know.
While we will be doing a reckie this weekend to
sort out a draft route, I would be grateful for any tips on where you have been
seeing any raptors regularly over the past few weeks.
Jack Holland (6288 7840)
Twitchathon; Sunday 7 September ? all day bus trip
The ambitious aim of this repeat
outing is to observe as many as possible of the eleven bird of prey species that
may be reasonably expected to be seen in the ACT in the one day. In
particular we will be concentrating on the identification of raptors, which many
members find difficult. Some material will be available to assist in this
process, which will be based on the Bird of the Month presentation at the August
2006 COG meeting.
As we will be visiting several
spots in the ACT where raptors are likely to be present, transport will be by
two 12-seater buses. The point of departure will again be the National
Library car park at where you can
park your car for free. It will run until mid afternoon, so please bring
morning tea and lunch. With the rising fuel prices and clarification of
costs the bus hire and insurance, costs will be about $18 per person, including
the COG admin fee. This is payable on boarding the bus and will be
dependent on sufficient numbers to fill both buses. At the Gang-gang cut
off there were still a number of seats available.Would those still interested please
contact Jack Holland (6288 7840 AH or by E-mail onm("deh.gov.au","jack.holland");
soon as possible.
A draft route and the exact
itinerary will not be determined until closer to the day, and will depend on
recent reports of where these birds are, though there will be an attempt to stay
within the ACT boundaries. If any member is aware where a particular
species can be reliably found and viewed with such a big group, could you please
let Jack Holland know.
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