Bird Walk and Talk with Stuart Dashper
12-1pm, Sunday 15th October
Join us for an informative walk and talk with Stuart Dashper, committee member of Victorian Birdlife Australia. Meet at the Gooseneck at Midday on 15th October with your camera and binoculars where we will then walk to the Sheoak Woodland area.
Expect to see Pardalotes, New Holland Honeyeaters, Robins, Red-Brow Finches, Black Shouldered Kites, Tawny Frog Mouths, Blue Wrens, Thornbills, Eastern Spinebills, White-faced Herons, just to name few.
Stuart has always been interested in wildlife, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours from La Trobe University in 1981. He has been an active member of Birdlife Australia and its predecessor Birds Australia for over a quarter of a century and was the convenor of the Victorian regional group of Birds Australia for five years.
He lived near the Merri Creek in Brunswick East for 15 years where he was a leader for the Merri Creek bird surveys. Stuart has birded extensively in Australia and Asia and has had the pleasure of seeing such iconic Australian Summer birds as Rainbow Bee-eater, Dollarbird and Channel-billed Cuckoo in their wintering grounds of Indonesia. He is still looking forward to finding a really rare bird along the Merri Creek or its tributaries.
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
23 – 29 October, 2017
The annual bird count is on again in October. Register as an official bird counter and make ‘every bird count’.
Last year, 31 checklists were submitted in the Coburg area (postcode 3058) with an impressive 47 species sighted and 932 birds counted.
For more information, visit this link.
UPDATE: Edgars Creek/Ronald Street Bridge replacement
FoEC Treasurer Stephen Northey raised the issue of the bridge replacement during Public Question Time at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 10 May 2017.
Access this link to view a copy of Council’s response to Stephen.
Sign the petition to re-establish the Ronald Street footbridge!
Visit our friends at The Elizabeth Cafe in Coburg North for a fabulous coffee and sign the petition to have the Ronald Street Footbridge erected in 2017.
The petition is to show the Moreland City Council that there is a high demand and need to have the Ronald Street Footbridge re-established within the 2017 Calendar year. It is a highly utilised bridge over Edgars Creek and without it, it greatly affects day-to-day life for local businesses and the general public wishing to the use the park.