<h2>Celebrating <strong>Beauty</strong> & Diversity</h2><h3>Superb Fairy-wren</h3> <h2><strong>Bringing Back</strong> Vanishing Species</h2><h3>Regent Honeyeater</h3> <h2><strong>Sharing,</strong> Exploring & Discovering</h2><h3>Discovering Shorebirds outing</h3> <h2><strong>Connecting</strong> with Nature's Wonders</h2><h3>Double-banded Plover</h3> <h2>Sharing Nature's Awesome <strong>Majesty</strong></h2><h3>Yellow-nosed Albatross</h3> <h2>Planting a <strong>future</strong> for threatened species</h2><h3>Capertee Valley tree planting</h3> <h2><strong>Reducing</strong> the Threat of Extinctions</h2><h3>Superb Parrot</h3>
November 8, 2017

Annual Photo Competition Prizes awarded

Birding NSW 2017 Photographic Competition Results:

 

The winning photo taken by Alfred Schulte:

 

 

The top ten:

1) Eastern Grass Owl         Alfred Schulte             First prize

2) Peregrine Falcon           Michael Hanvey          Second prize

3) Dusky Grasswren          Christine Schulte        Group of Birds winner

4) Marbled Frogmouth       Alfred Schulte

5) Bar-tailed Godwit          Michael Hanvey

6) Willie Wagtail                Maria Mazo Lavin       Birds in Flight winner

7) Ruddy Turnstone           Michael Hanvey

8) Bell Miner                     David Turner              Single Bird winner

9) Australian Ringneck      Michael Hanvey

10) Barking Owl               Alfred Schulte

 

A truly wonderful array of images delighted the audience at the announcement of the top ten photos in this year’s photo competition.  It was more than enough reason to go out but for those who could not the slideshow can be viewed here for a limited time. (Page down for successive photos.)

Congratulations to all the entrants and especially to the prize winners.

October 18, 2017

There is still time to sponsor your club’s team in the 2017 NSW and ACT Twitchathon

The club’s teams, the “Champagne Shriketits” and “Central Coast Champion Choughs”  went all out to raise money for the “Bitterns in Rice” project in the Riverina.  There is still time to make donations.  In fact donations can either be given directly to the team members at the Club meetings or people can donate via Just Giving (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/twitchathon-nsw-act-2017) until the end of November.

 

Anyone donating via Just Giving must specify in the comments section that the donation is for the Champagne Shriketits  or the Central Coast Champion Choughs taking part in the NSW Twitchathon. Any donation you make via the team members will be collectively submitted on behalf of Birding NSW.

The Champagne Shriketit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fix these mighty champions in your mind and lend them your support – and if you like, see the other teams, which entered this year’s Twitchathon  https://www.birdlifetwitchathon.org.au/2017-teams.

 

October 3, 2017

Latest Club Newsletters now on line

September TWITCHER

and

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

August 25, 2017

Volunteers needed

The club runs on work by a number of volunteers.  Office bearers volunteer their time and skills to keep the club going.  Volunteers organise and  carry out surveys, keep club records, maintain databases of membership and of bird surveys, lead outings and social gatherings, respond to enquiries from members and non-members alike, publish newsletters, organise meetings and speakers, provide club pins and badges, maintain registers of sightings, maintain a website and a host of other seldom seen administration.  Every function really needs a backup person.   

We are in need of volunteers to back up some of the work we do.

 Do you have skills you would be willing to use to keep the club going?

Adequate training can be provided.

It may be possible to job share by carrying out only some of the functions. If you are interested in joining in or assisting as back-up person,  please contact one of the Committee members.

July 27, 2017

Bird song: Is it music?

Hollis Taylor takes you on a journey around this question.  Be sure to leave time to listen to the songs.

June 6, 2017

Amended and revised Constitution adopted

The Special General meeting of 2 May 2017 resolved, nem con, to approve the revised constitution as it has appeared on the website.  The revised constitution can be downloaded here: