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- Sydney's Birding Company Email:tours@followthatbird.com.au

Day Trip Details

Price, pick up points
and what to bring are at the bottom of this page
when you scroll all the way to the end

Azure Kingfisher - 1
Azure Kingfisher by Nevil Lazarus

Killalea Lagoon


Saturday 21 October 2017
Guide: Bob Ashford

This well kept secret lagoon on the south coast is very beautiful and set right beside the sea we have the very best of both habitats.

All three crakes have been seen well as bitterns, Tawny Grassbirds, even Southern Emu-wrens sighted here on a good day.

Even on a bad day you will learn about ducks like Australasian Shovelers, Pink-eared Duck and Hardheads.

First-rate birds with your guide to keep the identification correct. Leisurely walking with an uphill at the end taken in small bursts.


Departs
Killara - 8.00am, return 5.30pm approx
Macquarie Street - 8.30am, return 5.00pm approx

Price, pick up point details and what to bring are at the bottom of this page

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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Ruff,female by Christina Port

Hexham Swamp


Saturday 18 November 2017
Guide: Christina Port

Hexham Swamp outside Newcastle can be a hot spot and in November 2016 there were two juvenile Black-necked Storks. In previous years there have been a Ruff and Reeve, Broad-billed Sandpiper, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper and a reported Eastern Yellow Wagtail.

Stockton Sandspit is a tremendous spot to watch flocks of waterbirds. Take advantage of the influx and book your seat now for the Newcastle day trip express - a rare bird sighting is a strong possibility.


Departs
Killara - 8.30am, return 5.30pm approx
Macquarie Street - 8.00am, return 6.00pm approx

Price, pick up point details and what to bring are at the bottom of this page

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Superb Lyrebird

Minnamurra Falls


Saturday 2 December 2017
Guide: Bob Ashford

Travelling to the south of Sydney through the beautiful Jamberoo Valley we will head to the Budderoo National Park.

Minnamurra Rainforest is part of this amazing tropical rainforest and home to a great number of exciting birds and rare plants. We should be able to hear and usually see Superb Lyrebirds in the cool rainforest on our walk up to the falls.

Elevated boardwalks showcase this magnificent rainforest with its huge trees and crystal clear streams. We will be walking to the drop of the Falls and lunching beside them, so a moderate walk.


Departs
Killara - 7.30am, return 6.00pm approx
Macquarie Street - 8.00am, return 5.30pm approx

Price, pick up point details and what to bring are at the bottom of this page

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Ever Intrepid Steve, our guide

Summer Night Spotlighting


Saturday 9 December 2017
Guide: Steve Anyon-Smith

Such a good Saturday night out, and more wildlife during the peak season of summer.

Intrepid birders will be itching to sight a Tawny Frogmouth on the level walking areas, quite different from the daytime views of these beautifully feathered birds. There are dear little Sugar Gliders and last year a Owlet Nightjar flew around us held in the spotlight beam.

Delicious picnic dinner is included in the price and any special dietary requirements should be mentioned when booking your seat. $150.00 per person includes dinner.


Departs
Killara - 2.00pm, return 11.30pm approx
Macquarie Street - 2.30pm, return 11.00pm approx

Price, pick up point details and what to bring are at the bottom of this page

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Happy Birders 2016

Christmas Party Hot Spot


Saturday 16 December 2017
Guide: TBA

Each year there is a birding site we visit where are desparate to get back to because it was just so good. That is the perfect spot to revisit so not sure which direction we will be heading but when it is obvious I will update this blurb. Rest assured it will be a beauty of a day so do not hesitate to book now!


Departs
Killara - 8.00am, return 6.00pm approx
Macquarie Street - 7.30am, return 6.30pm approx

Price, pick up point details and what to bring are at the bottom of this page

Tawny Honeyeater - 1
Tawny Honeyeater by Nevil Lazarus

Patonga & Pearl Beach Birding


Saturday 20 January 2018
Guide: TBA

Wildflowers abound and the coastal heath will be awash with colour. With the profusion of blooms we are hoping to see lots of honeyeaters, including the White-eared Honeyeater and Tawny-crowned Honeyeater. After taking in the magnificent water views from Warrah Trig we will be stopping at the quiet fishing village of Patonga, a good place to look for Sea Eagles and Whistling Kites as you eat your lunch. A perfect day out within easy reach of Sydney means little travel; more time for great birding.


Departs
Killara - 8.30am, return 5.30pm approx
Macquarie Street - 8.00am, return 6.00pm approx

Price, pick up point details and what to bring are at the bottom of this page

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Dollarbirds by Christina Port

Wyrrabalong Reserve & Norah Headland


Saturday 24 February 2018
Guide: TBA

White-throated Needletails should be seen high up on the route for this Day Trip, always an exciting bird indicating that summer is at it's height. More looking up for Dollarbirds on the wires, and then some lovely walks hoping to encounter fruiting palms with Topknot Pigeons and Black-faced Monarchs dancing in the shadows. A riot of birdwatching to be seen.


Departs
Killara - 8.30am, return 5.30pm approx
Bathurst Street - 8.00am, return 6.00pm approx

Price, pick up point details and what to bring are at the bottom of this page

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Wedge-tailed Eagle

Eagles & Robins in Megalong Valley


Saturday 24 March 2018
Guide: TBA

There is an early start to appreciate the Australian rural qualities of this beautiful valley. It is perfect open country for spotting birds of prey including Wedge-tailed Eagles and others to be introduced by the wonderful Carol Probets, local expert for the Blue Mountains. Robins also favour this terrain and the road down from Blackheath passes through patches of rainforest; a completely different bird habitat to the floor of Megalong.


Departs
Killara - 8.00am, return 5.30pm approx
Bathurst Street - 7.30am, return 6.00pm approx

Price, pick up point details and what to bring are at the bottom of this page

Day Trip Details

Cost
is $135.00 payable by credit card over the phone when booking or by cash/cheque on boarding the bus. Includes GST and all entry fees unless otherwise stated.

What to bring
binoculars, your lunch, a hat, a pen, comfortable covered non-slip walking shoes, raincoat/umbrella, sun screen and insect repellent, water bottle (tea and coffee are provided for morning tea and lunch).

City pick-up - Macquarie Street
outside the top entrance to the Automobile Club, 89 Macquarie Street (Opera House end of Macquarie Street, close to the Cahill Expressway overpass).

City pick-up - Or Bathurst Street (only one location each tour as per each Day Trip description above)
on the corner of Kent and Bathurst Street, outside Kathmandu on the south west corner of Town Hall city block.

Killara pick up
is on the Pacific Highway side of Killara Railway Station in front of the council carpark in Culworth Avenue.

Please be 15 minutes early and if you are running late, please phone us on the mobile phone 0403 875 416


Check First
either by phoning or emailing Follow That Bird on 02 9973 1865 to check if seats are available




Follow That Bird   Phone: +61 2 9973 1865
Email:tours@followthatbird.com.au
3/59 Central Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107
(Sydney) Australia
- Sydney's Birding Company  
Photos of Splendid Fairy-wren and Diamond Firetail by Nevil Lazarus. Header design by Participant Daphne Gonzalvez.