Bird Photography Outing

The event was held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Bird Photography-  Sandy Camp Wetlands 

Sandy Camp Wetlands Reserve is one of the best birding locations in Brisbane, even better than Oxley creek in David Jones' opinion. It has a mixture of water birds, small grass birds, parrots, kits, & hawks. 
There are very good walking tracks around and through the reserve. From the car park to the first water track is only 60m. The walking track has two large water lagoons on each side with a bird hide on one of the lagoons.
A 200mm lens will be able to take photos of the ducks, cormorants, darters, pelicans, jacanas and crakes. For the finches, manakins, kingfishers, fairy-wrens, warblers, cisticolas, parrots and cuckoos, it just depends on how close they are.


Where to meet

We will meet in the car park, 135 Sandy Camp Rd, Lytton @ 08:00

Sandy Camp Wetlands is approx. ½ hour drive from BCG Club house in Albion


What to bring:

  • Camera
  • The longest telephoto lens you have. Preferably 400mm or a 70 – 200mm with a x1.4 or x2.0 teleconverter/extender
  • Fully charged batteries and empty storage cards
  • Sun glasses, water, hat and sunscreen
  • Covered walking shoes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Mobile phone (emergencies)
  • Monopod (optional)
  • Tripod (optional)
  • Camera flash (optional)
  • Thermos and snacks (optional)
  • Towel (optional)


This is a weather permitting outing, further contact information will be provided to registered participants.


David Jones has kindly provided some helpful documents for assisting you with creating and processing your images from this outing:

Australian birds keyword list - this is a text file so do not change the format. Instructions on how to use this document are below.

How to import or export keyword lists from Lightroom or Adobe Bridge

Wildlife and Sports Photography Back Button Focus


NB. The registration commencement date for this event is 15 June 2018. If you see 6/15/2018 as the registration commencement date below then your computer/browser is using US date format.


Sandy Camp Wetlands

Sandy Camp Wetlands is one of Brisbane's best birding locations. Easy to get too, good parking, easy to walk around and covers water and land birds.

135 Sandy Camp Rd
Lytton, QLD 4178

Map to this location

Help or more information can be obtained from David Jones

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