Narrabundah Hill

Sat 11 April 2020 08:30am

Jack Holland

Those members who will be staying at home this Easter and/or who will have visiting birder friends are welcome to join this outing to the Narrabundah Hill reserve.  It has been timed for the honeyeater migration season, with the northern and western boundaries of the reserve having some of the few currently known local migration routes.  We will walk along the northern boundary and, depending on conditions and the species seen, possibly along most of the western one, and we’ll either return by the same or a different path.  This will be around 4 km on relatively flat ground.  We will also look for other autumn birds such as Scarlet Robin and mixed feeding flocks, or late departing summer migrants such as the gerygones.

 

This walk will start at 8:30 am to maximise the opportunity to see the honeyeaters which generally come through late in the morning in early April (we saw over 2500 birds there at a similar time last year).  Meet Jack Holland (6288 7840 or jandaholland@bigpond.com) at the parking area and stile at the NE end of the reserve, at the corner of Warragamba Avenue and Eucumbene Drive, Duffy.  Please note that the entry to this parking area is a little tricky, and is in fact about 25 metres past (on the Mount Stromlo side) the T-junction with Warragamba Avenue, and for those driving along Eucumbene Drive from Duffy involves a quite tricky 180 degrees turn, so please take care. 

While it is a relatively shaded area, please take water as well as morning tea to have on the track.

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