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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Happy Birders 2016

Christmas Party Hot Spot


Saturday 16 December 2017
Guide: Edwin Vella

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

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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 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 its 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

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Black-shouldered Kite by Neville Lazarus

South Western Sydney


Saturday 7 April 2018
Guide: TBA

It is a wonderful part of the world our south western Watamolla Shale Woodland, where we will be hoping to see Fuscous Honeyeaters, a Jacky Winter and a chance to flush a Painted Button-quail. The Owlet Nightjar may be peaking out from its hollow so come and enjoy a day out in the fresh air spotting birds and viewing their habitats.


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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Double-barred Finch by Edwin Vella

Hunter Valley Travelling Stock Routes


Saturday 14 April 2018
Guide: TBA

The Travelling Stock Routes of NSW have been saved over the years from various parties wishing to sell them but luckily they remain a safe haven for graziers moving their stock, or just feeding on the "long paddock" during drought years. The habitat can be untouched often for years leaving room for regeneration of native plants essential for diverse plant and bird life. Come and walk the routes in Hunter Valley, and watch the White-winged Choughs, an array of honeyeaters and raptors galore. Uneven footing makes for slow going for short intervals only.

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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Spotted Pardalote

Narrowneck Honeyeater Migration


Saturday 12 May 2018
Guide: TBA

Those magnificent Blue Mountains with blazing autumn leaves, sheer escarpments, and delightfully unique mountain plants, also hold at this time of the year the migratory honeyeaters. Passing through on their way north, providing conditions are right, they make a spectacular sight as hundreds and hundreds of birds dazzle you with their focus to achieve great distances, despite their small size.

Enjoy this amazing quantity of birds, along with the massive geological features that make the mountains so special.


Departs
Killara - 8.00am, return 5.00pm approx
Bathurst Street - 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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Australasian Grebes by Nevil Lazarus

Beginner Birders 2 Day Course


Saturdays 23 & 30 May 2018
Guide: TBA

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 23rd 8.00am, return 5.30pm approx; 30th 8.30am, return 5.00pm approx
Bathurst Street - 23rd 8.30am, return 5.00pm approx: 30th 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 Spinebill by Peter Sparks

Caves & Birds in Heathcoate NP


Saturdays 28 July 2018
Guide: TBA

A good strong walk in Heathcoate NP with the finer details to be decided closer to the date, taking advantage of the best bird sightings. Combined with some great caves off the well-beaten track and most likely whale and albatross viewing in the afternoon. Who could ask for more warmth than that on a July Saturday?

Moderate to strong walk with short stops for everything of interest.


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

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.