Follow That Bird
- 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

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Swift Parrot by great photographer?

Swamp Mahoganies & Swift Parrots


Saturday 4 August 2018
Guide: Christina Port

Ah the thrill of the hunt! And a-hunting we will go, after those gorgeous Swift Parrots that have flown up from the wilds of Victoria and Tasmania to feed on the flowering trees. Now which trees will be flowering is always the tricky part as the trees are not regular in their habits, so Alan will be keeping an eye on the prolific spots and we will be travelling out, perhaps to Aberdare, in the Hunter or along the Central Coast's beautiful lake system; time will tell. Be a part of this adventure, with binoculars at the ready for these intriguing little comics.


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

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

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Musk Duck by another great photographer?

Thirlmere Lakes & Bargo River


Saturday 25 August 2018
Guide: Jennie Wiles

These beautiful lakes support many bird species in varied habitats from tall sedges to nectar-bearing banksias. Paperbark and rushes in swamp conditions are home to White-faced Herons, Yellow-billed Spoonbills and Little Grassbirds. And the sandstone slopes hold Whistling Kites, Weebills and Tree Martins in Peppermint and Red Bloodwood trees. This tour is excellent for beginners or birdwatchers of any level to learn more about our birds, their habits and song.


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

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

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Beautiful Firetail

Blue Gum Swamp - bottom of the Blue Mountains


Saturday 8 September 2018
Guide: Tiffany Mason

We will be visiting some of the birding sites on the western outskirts of Sydney where the Blue Mountains meet the Cumberland Plain: travelling to our guide's favourite spots to see Brown Cuckoo-Dove, White-naped Honeyeater and Eastern Yellow Robin. And then to Blue Gum Swamp at the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park which boasts Red-browed Treecreeper as well as White-throated. Bound to be plenty to learn and enjoy.

Please Note: there is a short (200 metres) steep section on the firetrail. Medium level of mobility required.


Departs
Killara - 8.30am, return 5.00pm approx
Bathurst 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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Australasian Grebes by Nevil Lazarus

Beginner Birders 2 Day Course


Saturdays 15 & 22 September 2018
Guide: Edwin Vella

This course differs from others with its emphasis on practical application immediately in the field. This means that the participants will be practising techniques of identification in small groups. From binoculars, telescopes and field guides, to habitats, migration and conservation, these two days in the field will subtly embed the information and new skills.

You will emerge delighted new birdwatchers.


Departs
Killara 15th 8.00am, return 5.30pm approx; 22nd 8.00am, return 5.00pm approx
Bathurst Street - 15th 8.30am, return 5.00pm approx: 22nd 7.30am, return 5.30pm approx

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

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Brown Quail by Chris Charles

West Head and The Basin


Saturday 10 November 2018
Guide: Edwin Vella

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris' and the birds are in the sandstone peninsula of the beautiful Broken Bay. We will start our day's course with a gentle walk down The Basin Fire Trail looking for honeyeaters that will be gathering there to feed on the banksias. White-bellied Sea-Eagles and Whistling Kites no doubt will soar overhead whilst we catch the ferry across to Palm Beach; there the bus will meet us in time for a late afternoon explore for that elusive little bird, the Brown Quail.

Bring $10.00 for the Ferry Trip.


Departs
Killara - 8.30am, return 5.00pm approx
Bathurst 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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Eastern Whipbird by Chris Charles

Mt Banks Wilson and Tomah


Saturday 17 November 2018
Guide: Carol Probets

Leave suburbia behind. Ascend the eastern escarpment up Bell Bird Hill with Bell's Miners tinkling to Kurrajong Heights and spectacular views over Sydney. Flanked by grassy rolling hills dotted with small rural properties you enter the fruit orchards of Bilpin and then the pristine wilderness along Bell's Line of Road to Mt Tomah rising abruptly and capped with ancient basalt, rainforest and NSW's cool climate Botanic Gardens.

We will be looking for Gang-gang Cockatoo, Eastern Whipbird, lots of forest birds generally and magnificent plants of course. Later at Mt Banks - Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, White-eared Honeyeater and Grey Currawong among the heathland wildflowers and sweeping views towards the Grose Valley.


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

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Scarlet Honeyeater by Neil Fifer

Holiday Hot Spot


Saturday 15 December 2018
Guide: Edwin Vella

When the friends and "rellies" arrive and you'd like a day out enjoying their company without having to drive and organise at this frantic time of year. Take advantage of a birdwatching day with the latest sightings, the best weather location and perhaps a rare bird record(from the NSW Record Keeper himself ! ) to extend your welcome to visiting companions. Overseas visitors will jump at the chance of a day watching exciting Australian birds. Their refreshing joy at things we take for granted gives us a new take on Galahs, Superb Fairy Wrens and all our splendidly coloured parrots. It is still a mystery destination, only revealed on that Saturday morning but as always we do guarantee a fabulous day out for all.


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

Day Trip Details

Cost
is $135.00 until end of June 2018 and thereafter $140.00 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.