Bird walk with the Queensland Chief Scientist at Archerfield Wetlands
Join Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Hugh Possingham for a bird walk along the new
Archerfield Wetlands Parkland Discovery Trail.
Bird Walk with the Queensland Chief Scientist
Join us for a fun and educational bird walk with Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Hugh Possingham along the newly opened Archerfield Wetlands Parkland Discovery Trail on Sunday 17 July.
Enjoy a guided tour with this conservation biologist and passionate bird watcher, while getting a front-row seat to the natural beauty of Archerfield Wetlands and learning more about your local wildlife.
Take in the eucalypt forests, open grassland, freshwater wetlands, creeks while listening and looking out for over 100 different bird species that call the wetlands home.
Don’t forget to bring your binoculars, hat and water bottle.
Following the walk, morning tea will be provided. Please bring a reusable cup for tea and coffee.
Time & venue
Sunday 17 July 2022 6:15am for a 6:30am start, the walk will conclude by 9:30am.
Parking is available at 415 Bowhill Road, Durack. Please meet at the Entrance Gate also at 415 Bowhill Road, Durack.
This is a free event for all ages. Capacity on this walk is limited, so we encourage you to register online to avoid missing out.
About the Queensland Chief Scientist
Professor Hugh Possingham is a conservation scientist and mathematician who has held positions in the university, public and not-for profit sectors. He completed his PhD at Oxford University in 1987 as a Rhodes Scholar and prior to being appointed Queensland Chief Scientist he was the Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organisation operating in 79 countries. A winner of two Eureka Prizes, his most significant contribution to conservation was the co-development of Marxan, software first used to rezone the Great Barrier Reef, and now used in almost every country in the world to inform the expansion of their marine and terrestrial protected area systems.
He has supervised over 200 honours students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows. His research group has always had a strong focus on bringing mathematical and statistical approaches to solving conservation problems.
He is an avid birder and citizen scientist, and he is currently on the board of directors of BirdLife Australia. Locally, he is Patron of the Friends of Sherwood Arboretum and President of the Friends of Oxley Creek Common.