Agnes Banks, NSW
- Departs from:
- 8:00am at Penrith Train Station (North side, by the Multi-storey carpark), 8:30am at Bartolo Reserve (9-15 Jockbet Street, Agnes Banks)
- Departure time:
Whether you’re a novice or expert birdwatcher, or just want to learn more about the birds of Western Sydney, come and join us for a special bird watching session at Bartolo Reserve!
Join Conservation Volunteers and ecological extraordinaire Mark Fuller from Avianation for an opportunity to learn all about the birds of the Cumberland Plain.
Although Bartolo Reserve has become heavily degraded over time, due to invasion from exotic weed species and debris, our teams of volunteers have been working at this Reserve for over a year to try to restore the Reserve to its former glory. Over time, we have seen more and more native plant and animal species beginning to return to the site, including a mob of kangaroos, bearded dragons and bleating tree frogs. We have even been lucky enough to spot a couple of Cumberland Plain Land Snails, an endangered species found in Western Sydney.
As for the bird species found at Bartolo Reserve… well we don’t want to spoil the surprise. Come along and see for yourself!
Meet at Penrith Station at 8:00am, or meet us on site at 8:30am at 9 Jockbet St, Agnes Banks. This project will be a half day, finishing on-site at 11:30am, with a drop off to Penrith train station at 12:00pm.
ESSENTIAL ITEMS: Please wear sturdy boots, long pants, a long sleeved shirt and dress warmly! Early mornings can get very chilly in Western Sydney, especially when you’re standing still during a bird survey! It’s a good idea to bring a bottle of water in case you get thirsty and a snack in case you get a bit peckish.
If you need any more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give the Western Sydney office a call on 02 4721 4625.
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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Penrith office on 02 4721 4625 or email WesternSydney@cva.org.au