Micalong Swamp

Sun 01 May 2016 07:30am

David McDonald


The Micalong Swamp Flora Reserve is one of the two Wetlands of National Importance in the Canberra region. (The other is Yaouk Swamp.) See http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/wetlands/report.pl  . On this visit we will combine birding, botany and bushwalking.


Micalong Swamp is some 80 km west of Canberra, two-thirds of which is a dirt road (the Brindabella Road), so it will be best if we use 4WD/SUV-type vehicles. We will do a 12 km loop walk around the Swamp, observing the birds that use the Swamp and its margins. The track is flat, with no hills.


As this will be a full day trip, please bring morning tea, lunch and water. There are no toilets at the venue. Rendezvous for carpooling in the carpark of the Stromlo Forest Park at 7:30 am. We expect to arrive back in Canberra at around 4:30 pm. Suggested contribution from each passenger to drivers: $10.


Registration is essential. For further information and to register please contact the trip leader, David McDonald, at phone 6238 3706 or 0416 231 890, or email micalong2016@canberrabirds.org.au .

Post event report

Postponed due to a forecast of “dangerous winds” and heavy rain.  The outing has been rescheduled for a date in September.

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