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Bird Group Excursion: Balliang private property
Thursday 27 June 2024, 08:45am - 12:30pm
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern
Contact Brad Ferrier This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: ‘Jazal Lodge’. 359 Brisbane Road, Balliang

Meet at the entrance of the easterly gravel driveway upon arrival. Please do not block this driveway or the next one which is the owners access. Once all attendees arrive, we will park our vehicles down the south end of the first driveway. A sign will be visible at the first entrance with GFNC clearly written upon it.

General: This farm property is 70 hectares in area (175 acres) and is a working concern, sheep and crop. There are four different bodies of water contained within, one of them is enormous and supports waders all year round, it’s particularly frequented in Summer when there’s little water present elsewhere. 

For a farm on the basalt plains, it has a great deal of bird diversity. Dry Woodland, pasture and abutting native grassland exists. Very old trees still exist in some areas and its proximity to the eastern escarpment side of the Brisbane Ranges National Park makes the bird life and nocturnal mammal life quite interesting.

The underlying geology is also interesting as well as its connection to faulting and uplifting of past geological periods.

Time: 8.45am on site for briefing, local history discussion, and sign in. 9am departure from parked cars to look for birds.

Toilets: There is a toilet available in the outer farm sheds.

Lunch:  12-12.30 on site.

Safety: Mobile phone reception is good, a defibrillator and first aid kit will be carried by a volunteer.

Bring: Binoculars, sunscreen, hat, chair, clothes for all weather, field guides, lunch, water.

After lunch option. Some attendees may choose to venture elsewhere upon the completion of lunch. One option is the dry woodland on Quakes Rd, for nectivores and or Brisbane Track for the opportunity to see a Spotted Quail-Thrush.

Location Balliang