FIELD TRIP & ORNITHOLOGIST PRESENTATION
The movement patterns of birds at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Date: Saturday 29 August
Venue: Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Guest speaker: Chris Davey, ornithologist
Subject: The movement patterns of birds at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Suggested to bring: Warm clothing, binoculars, camera, hat and sunglasses
Extra: Fancy a picnic lunch? $25 per person
Main Pork, apple and sage mini sausage rolls OR Roasted pumpkin, feta and rosemary tart
With cucumber, rocket and pine nut salad OR carrot, ginger and kale salad
And chocolate and almond brownie OR orange and poppy seed cupcakes
Drinks ginger beer, apple juice, orange juice
RSVP before Saturday 22 August to Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the field trip
After convening in the carpark at Jerrabomberra Wetlands, we will walk to various hides around the wetlands and see what birds are there on the day.
We will hear about what birds migrate through the wetlands at various times of the year. We will learn where else they go and what sort of dietary preparation they need before migrating.
We will think about the duration of migrations as a proportion of bird life spans. You will be free to photograph, sketch and ask questions.
After the presentation, you will be free to explore and/ or find a pleasant spot to eat your delicious lunch.
About the presenter
Chris Davey worked for over 40 years with CSIRO on feral pest species, wildlife management and conservation issues.
He has been a member of the Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG) since the early 1970’s and during that time has served
the Group in many ways including as Vice-president and for five years as the immediate past President.
Chris was appointed to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Board where he served for a period of over five years.
Chris continues to be an active committee member with COG and is still involved in activities involving wetlands.
Special note for Montague Island visitors: Chris has been involved for over 40 years in a long-term study involving shearwaters (mutton birds) on Montague Island. He is also presently involved in surveys of other bird species on the island.
This will be a great opportunity to find out what you will encounter on the island…
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