Campbell Park nest workshop

Sun 14 November 2021 08:00am

Jack Holland

Description:  This outing will be a repeat of the very popular and practical nest workshops held over the past eighteen years.  As usual it will be a very informal outing which has been timed to coincide with the peak of the breeding season.  The morning will start with the usual very short presentation, including tips on the types of nests built by different species of birds, and how to find nests or nesting behaviour.  This will be followed by several hours putting this into practice, with participants looking for breeding behaviour, signs of nests, etc.  This will also allow plenty of opportunities for bird watching.

The workshop is particularly suitable for beginners or those relatively new to bird watching, though more experienced members and repeat customers are also very welcome.

Walking distance:  While every year has been different, we often don’t walk very far as there is usually a “hot spot” where most of the breeding activity occurs around 500 m from where we park.  Maximum distance = 2.5 km of easy flat walking.

End Time:  Between 11 am and 12 pm.  Please remember to take morning tea which we will have out in the field.

Meeting time and place:  Meet at 8:00 am at the picnic tables at the far end of the car park.  Take Northcott Drive up to the start of the Campbell Park Offices, where you take the right fork and keep to the outside of the very large car park, skirting it until you get to the end.  Intending participants might also like to look at the Campbell Park map on the COG website under the ‘Maps, Forms and Lists’ button.

Numbers limited to 30 (based on the latest ACT Government pathway out of lockdown).

Name of leader and contact details:  Registration is essential no later than Friday 12 November. To participate, please contact Jack Holland (6288 7840) or preferably by email on – please include your name and mobile, and your emergency contact name and numbers.


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