Launch of "Birds of Greater Springfield - a birdwatching guide

Launch of “Birds of Greater Springfield – a birdwatching guide

SLNC, with funding from Ipswich Council, has developed a “Birds of Greater Springfield” birdwalk booklet for 6 sites in the Greater Springfield region, with directions and photos of the birds one is likely to see on each walk. Booklet can be downloaded here.

Guest speakers at the launch of the Birdwalk booklet “Birds of Greater Springfield”

We had 5 guest speakers, Ipswich City Mayor Teresa Harding, Professor Hugh Possingham, birdwatcher Peter Gelding (SLNC member), local veterinarian Jeannet Kessels, and Bill Heck who spoke about how to grow a bird friendly garden (download brochure here). Also in the photo is Michael Kruck (SLNC member) who developed a Native Bird computer screensaver, Graeme Donaldson who was one the photographers who kindly provided photos for the booklet, and Luise Manning (President SLNC).

Peter Gelding describing his finding of the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater at Spring Lake
Bill Heck describing how to grow a bird friendly garden
Professor Hugh Possingham
How to use eBird

After the presentations, everyone ventured across the road to use the Birdwalk booklet at one of the 6 sites – Spring Lake. 14 species were observed, including Little Black Cormorants and a Great Cormorant.

Cormorants perching on the oxygenator in Spring Lake

Birdwalk sites include:

  • White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate (between Regatta & Discovery Lakes
  • Regatta & Discovery Lake
  • Spring Lake Parklands
  • Creekside Parkland
  • Robelle Domain
  • Opossum Creek Parklands

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