Hi Birders and followers,
Each year I have tried to present a summary of the bird species which we have encountered in our various trips. The consolidated list for 2019 is attached as a .pdf file. This year’s total for 17 outings is 133 species, up from 123 last year. As usual, the bird species are listed in taxonomic order, as they are in field guides. My thanks to Linda, Bill and Denise for providing lists for each trip.
Looking through the list, I find it impossible to name just a few highlights, as there are so many; I hope each of you feel the same. I hope that you get the same pleasure out of our trips as I do.
Our regular activities will resume in February, and I will try to circulate a draft program before then. If you have thoughts about or suggestions for the year’s program, we would love to hear them.
One concept which I ask that you consider is one or two overnight trips. One suggested target would be the Western Treatment Plant at Werribee, where we could also visit other places such as Serendip, Lakes Lorne, Lonsdale and Connewarre, and wetlands in Geelong. Another is Echuca plus Moama, Mathoura and Barmah, and possibly Terrick Terrick NP and Kow Swamp.
Have a great festive season, and tell me about any good birds you see.
2019 bird outings