Round Hill Nature Reserve – Easter camp

Fri 19 April 2019 12:00am

Sue Lashko

The Easter campout this year is to Round Hill Nature Reserve in central NSW. We should see quite a variety of western birds as there is a big range of habitat types in the area, including mallee, callitris and eucalypt woodlands. Past COG trips have seen Splendid Fairy-wren, Crested Bellbird, Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater and much more. Depending upon how the season is going (and luck) we could see some of harder to find or unusual species as well. Round Hill is between Lake Cargelligo and Mt Hope and is 5+ hours drive from Canberra. I expect we will spend most of our time close to camp with perhaps a couple of short drives. It will be a “bring everything in, take everything out” camp. Note: there are NO FACILITIES.

Being a Nature Reserve, permission is required to camp there and NSW National Parks will not give final permission until about one month before Easter once “operational matters” are confirmed. However, my most recent conversation with the ranger was positive. Participants will be required to provide me with their car registration to forward to NSW National Parks. If you wish to attend, please register at smlashko@gmail.com.  There will be a limit of 16 participants.  Further details, including directions, will be emailed to participants once the trip is confirmed.

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