About this group

This picture is of 3 different species of egrets and 2 different species of heron at the almost dry Wool Wash in mid November 2019

TUTOR – Rod Elder QDA. M. Agri. Sci. Entomologist / Ornithologist
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PURPOSE - It will enable members to view local birds in detail without having to leave even ground. Great for our less able members.

We provide instruction and practice on using the telescope/binoculars and make sure everyone gets to see and identify each bird. We have spare binoculars.
Benefits of joining the group
We learn how to identify birds.
Have enjoyable outings and meet other members with similar interests
You get outdoors and visit several easily accessible sites.
Share photos and videos via email.

Find out
The importance of beak shape in identification.
Why birds have twice the brain cell density of mammals.
Why they have bones that are as light as balsa wood.
Why do Darter’s swim with only their head and half their necks visible and then hold their wings out?
The way birds move can be useful in identification.
And much more

MEETINGS - Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every second month. ie. October, December, February, April, June, and August.
Reminders by email

 – We currently go to sites such as the Southside gardens, the Dump Lake bird lookout, Woolwash, Stanwell township, the Caves National Park. After viewing we have morning tea where we can discuss what we saw.

MORNING TEA – Currently, because of Covid you need to bring your own chair, food and drinks.

MEMBERS - All members of U3A & visitors are invited to attend.
Telescope bought with grant money for the Bird group