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Fraser Island Bird Week 2011

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The Presenters list Will Soon Be Available

FRASER ISLAND BIRD WEEK 2011 PROGRAM

For further information please contact: Events Dept, Fraser Island Bird Week at Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village

PMB 1, Urangan Qld 4655
Tel 07 4120 3311

Fax 07 4120 3324

Email: events_admin@kingfisherbay.com

SATURDAY

14 MAY

1649/1029

SUNDAY

15 MAY

1731/1100

MONDAY

16 MAY

1807/1128

TUESDAY

17 MAY

0547/1156

Registration 1400-1700

Bird Call Walk

0530-0630

Dawn Bird Walk

0630-0745

Dawn Bird Walk

0630-0745

Dawn Bird Walk

0630-0745

Breakfast Available 0630 – 1000
Darran Leal

Photography Workshop

0830-1700

Darran Leal

Photography Workshop

0630-1700

Darran Leal

Photography Workshop

0900-1300

Art Class with Sandra

Temple

0830-1100

Watercolour Class with

Janet Flinn

0830-1100

Art Class with

Sandra Temple

0830-1100

Canoe Paddle

1500-1700

Canoe Paddle

1500-1700

Canoe Paddle

0800-1000

RAMSAR Wetlands
Cruise

0830-1300

RAMSAR Wetlands
Cruise

0830-1300

RAMSAR Wetlands
Cruise

0830-1300

Special Presentation “Art for Everyone” Sandra Temple & Janet Flinn 1500-1530 Indian Head Tour

0800-1630

(this is not a specific bird watching tour)

Valley of the Giants Tour

0830-1500

Beach Walk

0900-1100

Eco Walk

0900-1100

Wallum Walk

0900-1100

Lunch Available 1200-1500
McKenzie’s Jetty and Z-Force Hike

1300-1700

Forest Walk

1430-1630

Flora Walk

1430-1630

K’Gari Walk

1430-1630

Presentation

1445-1600

‘Life of a Wader’ Presentation by Linda Cross
1445-1600
Presentation

1445-1600

Art Demonstrations

Janet Flinn

1400-1700

Art Demonstrations

Sandra Temple

1400-1700

Art Demonstrations

Janet Flinn

1400-1700

Special Presentation “Photography for Everyone” Darran Leal 1530-1630 Wader ID by Linda Cross

1600-1700

Wader ID by Linda Cross

1600-1700

Bush Tucker Talk and Taste

1730-1830

Sunset Experience

1630-1745

Bush Tucker Talk and Taste
1730-1830
Bird Call

1745-1815

Bird Call

1745-1815

Bird Call

1745-1815

Welcome Drinks And Dinner

1900-2100

Buffet Dinner

1815-1930

Buffet Dinner

1815-1930

Buffet Dinner

1815-1930

Presentation by Jeremy Robertson

1945-2045

Presentation

1945-2045

Stargazing Noeleen Lowndes

1945-2115

FRASER ISLAND BIRD WEEK 2011 PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY

18 MAY

0624/1226

THURSDAY

19 MAY

0701/1257

FRIDAY

20 MAY

0743/1331

SATURDAY

21 MAY

0828/1410

Dawn Bird Walk

0630-0745

Inskip Point Tour

0600-1600

Bird Call Walk

0530-0630

Dawn Bird Walk

0630-0745

Dawn Bird Walk

0630-0745

Breakfast Available 0630 – 1000
Darran Leal

Photography Workshop

0630-1700

Darran Leal

Photography Workshop

1300-1700

Darran Leal

Photography Workshop

0830-1300

Farewell & Departure

Sketch Class with

Janet Flinn

0830-1100

Art Class with

Sandra Temple

0830-1100

Painting Class with

Janet Flinn

0830-1100

Canoe Paddle

0800-1000

Canoe Paddle

0800-1000

Canoe Paddle

0800-1000

RAMSAR Wetlands Cruise

0830-1300

RAMSAR Wetlands Cruise

0830-1300

RAMSAR Wetlands Cruise

0830-1300

Hervey Bay Sites Tour

0830-1700

Natural Heritage Tour

0830-1600

Bush Tucker Walk

0900-1100

Wildflower Walk

0900-1100

Great Sandy Strait Walk

0900-1100

Lunch Available 1200-1500
McKenzie’s Jetty and Z-Force Hike

1300-1700

Freesketch with Janet Flinn

1300-1430

Mangrove Walk

1430-1630

Worm Farm Tour

1430-1630

Beach Walk

1400-1600

Presentation

1445-1600

Presentation

1445-1600

Art Demonstrations Sandra Temple

1400-1700

Art Demonstrations Sandra Temple

1400-1700

Sunset Experience

1630-1745

Wader ID

1600-1700

Bush Tucker Talk and Taste

1730-1830

Bird Call

1745-1815

Bird Call

1745-1815

Bird Call

1730-1800

Buffet Dinner

1815-1930

Buffet Dinner

1815-1930

Bird Ball & Awards

1900

Presentation by Jeremy Robertson 1945-2045 Photo Slideshow Darran Leal 1945-2045

FRASER ISLAND BIRD WEEK 2011 Activities

RESORT WALKS

Bird Call Walk Get up with the birds! Join us before dawn and tune in to the Dawn Chorus live!
Dawn Bird Walk Start your day with an early morning bird walk around the resort and surrounds
Beach Walk Sea and shorebirds are often seen foraging along the sheltered shores of the Great Sandy Strait. Join us for a leisurely stroll in search of these birds and many other inhabitants of the intertidal zone.
Bush Tucker Walk The island is a veritable cornucopia of edible delights for birds, marsupials, mammals and more. Come learn about our amazing bounty and how flora and fauna work together.
Bush Tucker Talk and Taste Experience the tastes of the Australian bush for yourself and learn of traditional cooking and culture as you glean culinary tips from our Seabelle Chef
Canoe Paddle Join our Rangers for a leisurely paddle along the Great Sandy Straits and Mangrove habitat to spot Bee-eaters, shorebirds and all manner of marine life
Eco Walk Thoughtful design, award-winning architecture and landscaping in harmony with its environment characterise Kingfisher Bay. Come with us to learn all about the devil in the details and how our wildlife are benefiting.
Flora Walk What plants for what birds? Learn about the ecology of the communities around the resort and what we can do to help keep it in balance
Forest Walk Habitat margins are a great place to spot a wide variety of bird species. Wander the Open Eucalypt forests behind the resort in search of everything from Drongos to Raptors
Great Sandy Strait Walk Hike the sanddune forest north of the resort for woodland birds and stupendous views
Mangrove Walk Stroll to the mouth of Dundonga Creek to view Mangrove Honeyeaters and Kingfishers, and discover the abundance of life on the intertidal flats
Nightwalk Experience the forest by night and the creatures that inhabit it. Bring a torch and worm clothes
K’Gari Walk K’Gari (paradise) is what the Butchulla people called home for thousands of years, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge and stories of this great island.
Sunset Experience Join fellow birdwatchers and our birding team for a glass of wine and cheese and feel the subtle changes as the sun goes down on the Great Sandy Straits
Wallum Walk Explore the Wallum plant community around the resort, an area abundant with honeyeaters, fairy-wrens, reptiles and amphibians
Wildflower Walk Year-round flowering includes everything from tiny lilies to majestic gums and delicate orchids strewn through the forest, heathland and beach environs.
Worm Farm Tour See Kingfisher Bay’s Ecotourism principles in action as we take you on an adventure with waste, water and wonderful worms (and maybe some birds!)

FRASER ISLAND BIRD WEEK 2011 Activities

ISLAND AND HERVEY BAY TOURS

Natural Heritage Tour Spectacular scenery in the centre of the island as we tour through Wallum, Eucalypt and Rainforest in search of many of Fraser’s most famed birds. A leisurely tour with plenty of time for a swim and a stroll at Lake McKenzie. Lunch and morning tea included.
Valley of the Giants Tour The tallest trees remain undisturbed for over a thousand years in the magnificent Valley of the Giants rainforest, supporting a rich bird habitat. Lunch and morning tea included.
Indian Head Tour Join your Ranger as you wind your way up 75 Mile Beach to visit fabulous eastern beach sites like Eli Creek, Maheno shipwreck, Coloured Sands, Indian Head and Champagne Pools. NB This tour is not specifically aimed at bird watching.
Inskip Point and 75 Mile Beach Tour A gem of a tour across the island to the eastern surf beaches for migratory and other seabirds, raptors and down to the best spotting known for the Black-breasted Button-quail. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included.
McKenzie’s Jetty and Z-Force Hike South of the resort is a region rich in history, from aboriginal significant sites and logging to WWII missions. Also a great place to spot a wide variety of birds as we move through different habitats. Moderate level of fitness required.
RAMSAR Wetlands Cruise Board our stunning Sailing Catamarans and discover some of the beautiful and unusual bird species of the Great Sandy Strait, including Sooty Oystercatchers, the Grey-tailed Tattler and the Red-necked Stint. Morning tea included.
Hervey Bay Sites Day Lagoons, wetlands, disturbed bushland and urban environs on the mainland are home to a wealth of species not found on Fraser Island. Join our Presenters, Rangers and the Hervey Bay Birdwatching Club for this popular and always rewarding excursion.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

ART CLASSES Join renowned Australian Wildlife Artists Janet Flinn (Sketching and Watercolour), for hands on art workshops on Birds in their Habitats. Come for a day or more! Suitable for everyone from Beginners to Advanced. All materials provided.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS Wild Visions Photography and Darran Leal will take you on safari over the island, through a variety of habitats, and show you tips and techniques to make your Nature Photography spectacular. Come for a day or the whole week.
BIRD WEEK PRESENTATIONS Experts from around Australia share their knowledge, birding tips and stories on a range of current and timely topics.

Rangers recommendations for walks and tours:

Water, sunscreen, insect repellent, wet weather gear, comfortable shoes / boots, swimwear. In the case of inclement weather alternative activities will be offered (but we know birdwatchers are keen in every kind of weather!)

Average daytime temperatures for May on Fraser Island range from 16 to 25 degrees Celsius. Evenings can be cool!

http://birdwatching.kingfisherbay.com/

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