Mid-week Bird Walk

  • Date Wednesday, 17 July 2024 - Wednesday, 17 July 2024
  • Time 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Locations Forest Creek Trail, Happy Valley, Castlemaine

Forest Creek Trail, Happy Valley, Castlemaine

Following the successful May mid-week walk, we have decided to try another in July. This time we will walk along the Forest Creek Trail, Happy Valley. This track is a section of the Leanganook Track which is also known variously as the Happy Valley Walking Trail and the Goldfields Track depending on the information source. The track is mostly flat providing easy walking. Habitat is varied with much regeneration work also having been done by the Castlemaine Landcare Group and others. Possible sightings include various Thornbills and Honeyeaters, Pardalotes, Pied Currawong, Musk Lorikeet, Silvereye, Grey Fantail etc. We may also come across some waterbirds in the creek.

Our walk leader is Bob Dawson.

When: Meet at the Forest Creek Trail at 9:00am.

Bring: Water, snacks, binoculars, sunscreen, hat, and we also strongly recommend that you wear long trousers and closed-in sturdy shoes.

There are no toilets available.

More info: Jane Rusden, 0448 900 896, Bob Dawson 0417 621 691.

Please note that walks will be cancelled if severe weather warnings are in place, persistent rain is forecast, the temperature is forecast to be 35C or above during the walk period, and/or a Total Fire Ban is declared. Please check our Facebook page the day before the event in case there is a cancellation.


Getting there

The trail starts at Happy Valley Rd. From the Hargraves and Forest Sts. roundabout, Happy Valley Rd is approx. 800mtrs east toward Melbourne off the Pyrenees Hwy (B180). (Note – the beginning of Happy Valley Rd is marked as Burke St on Google Maps etc. but the street sign says Happy Valley Rd) Turn left into Happy Valley Rd, then the start of the Trail is about 250mtrs on the right. GPS: -37.06874, 144.22776.