First Thursday of each month, start times vary (usually around 7/7.30 am – 10 am), in different outdoor locations. 

We will next meet on Thursday, 5 November, 7 am at the Northern end of the Esplanade where the mangroves start; we will look for wading birds. Bring the usual items: Insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and binoculars.

Please remember that social distancing rules continue to apply, including:

  • Keeping 1.5 metres distance from each other at all times.  
  • Please don’t attend a walk if you have any signs of illness.
  • Carry your own hand sanitiser.


Have you ever seen a Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher?

If you are an early riser and would like to spend a pleasant couple of hours one morning , with perhaps a coffee and chat after, then please consider joining one of our BirdWatching expeditions.

Led by our local bird watching expert , it is possible to sight over 100 different birds just locally.

All field trips are within the local area, are definitely not too strenuous and guaranteed to get results as our expert not only knows where to look but can identify by bird calls. He also has a wealth of knowledge on facts like history and migration from places like PNG.

No special equipment is required. Just a hat, insect repellent, sunscreen and binoculars are helpful if you have them. You can take photos on your phone, but a camera is better.

Fresh air, gentle exercise , and the excitement of some new discovery. Who could ask for anything more?

At arrival you will be asked to sign the attendance sheet and provide your contact details. U3A members are also advised that on field trips you take full responsibility for yourself.