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Bird watching in Blackadder Creek Reserve, Stratton – with the DRB

18 March 2018, 8:45 am-11:00 am


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Come and join us on a bird watching expedition and survey of Blackadder Creek Reserve, Stratton, in the City of Swan.

We are here at the invitation of David Richards, co-ordinator of the Friends of Blackadder Creek Reserve. He has requested help with identifying the birds that frequent the reserve and adjacent areas. He wants to start putting the avian visitors on the Reserve’s Facebook page to help educate the public in the area. He is also interested in documenting black cockatoo activity as many black cockatoos visit there – both red and white tailed varieties.

Date: Sunday 18th March 2018 – the day after the bird workshop so you can practically apply the knowledge and skills you gained in the workshop, in the wild.

Location: Blackadder Creek Reserve covers just part of Blackadder Creek, located in Stratton, just where the creek comes out of Talbot Road Bushland.

Meet at: 8.45am for a 9am start. Finish no later than 11am. Meet on Likely Place – parking will be on the roadside as there is no official car park. If there are a lot of us going there is also room for approximately 6 cars on the verge in front of 45 and 47 Burton Retreat which is about 3 minutes walk from the west end of the reserve (via the footpath between 33 and 35 Burton Retreat).

Walk level: It is only a short distance with easy walking. There are walking trails through the reserve, many of which are underneath marri trees and casuarinas with significant canopy – good for birds. There are weeds and Love Grass but in different areas there is valuable flora and understorey.

Facilities: The Stratton shops are only a 5 minute walk away and there are toilets and a cafe/bakery.

Background: Friends of Blackadder Creek Reserve was founded in late 2016 to improve the conservation value of the reserve. It has a seasonal creek which will be dry at this time of year.

Bring: Please bring binoculars, bird books, camera, refreshments, water, hat and name badge. It may be very hot (hence the early start) so make sure you have sun protection, a hat, sunscreen and water. There is some shade.

Clothing: Wear strong footwear – thongs or open-toed sandals may not be worn.

Bookings: Members and visitors are all welcome. RSVP bookings essential – online please.

Costs: Free to members. Visitors are invited to contribute a gold coin donation towards the cost.

Leaders: Mike Green from the DRB Nats.

Apps of relevance

To access the Birds of Australia App:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/michael-morcombe-david-stewart/id397979505?mt=8 or


We look forward to seeing you on the 18 March 2018. Please book in under RSVP.


18 March 2018
8:45 am-11:00 am
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Blackadder Creek Reserve, Stratton
Tatlock Way
Stratton, Western Australia Australia
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