Woodland bird trip - Crosbie forest (Victoria)

Subject: Woodland bird trip - Crosbie forest (Victoria)
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 11:23:11 +1000
Attention Victorian birdos.

As part of its trip calendar the Bird Observers Club of Australia (BOCA, 
Melbourne branch) has the following trip open to BOCA members and 
visitors.  It's a day trip to an interesting patch of box-ironbark 
woodland 35km east of Bendigo and about 15km north of Heathcote (central 
Victoria).  This is a biannual trip made to the location.

Members are taken to and from the woodland in a hired bus and the day is 
lead by an experienced birdo specialising in woodland birds.

Basic details are as follows and more people are welcome (but spaces are 
limited in the bus).

A. Details
Date: Saturday 28 October 2006

Time: bus leaves outside the Melbourne Arts Centre at 8 am sharp (gather 
before hand by 7.45 am).
Cost: $50 for BOCA members, $70- for non-members (paid in advance)
Contact: BOCA Head Office (Nunawading) on 039 877 5342
Trip Location: Crosbie Nature Conservation Reserve
Bring: binoculars, notebook, lunch, water/drink, suitable clothing and hat

Leader: Martin O'Brien

Note: The reserve has no facilities.  Nearest town is Heathcote.

Feel free to 
- ring the BOCA head office in Melbourne (9877 5342) to make your booking, 
- contact me (9637 9869, w) for more detailed information (area map, fauna 
and flora lists)

B. Species recorded in the forest / woodland
Previous trips to this site have recorded various threatened and / or rare 
woodland birds as well as some interesting orchids, rare wattles and 

The Eremea web site has species lists for this location as follows:


Martin O'Brien

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