<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 20, 2021

Central Coast meetings resume

At last we can meet again; 7.30pm this Tuesday 23rd November, at the Progress Hall, Tuggerah  when Greg Miles will be talking about birding in Alaska and Canada.

Masks and double vaccination are required, and social distancing as usual. Don’t come if you have a raging fever!!

Looking forward to seeing you again.

November 9, 2021

In case you missed the presentation of prizes for this year’s photo competition . . . .

Here is a video displaying the top ten images and the prize winners:

 

and yes, there are more than ten images in the top ten.  So good were the images that the judges had a hard time discriminating them.

Many thanks to the judges who gave generously of their time and expertise.

Congratulations to the winners and to all of the photographers for such wonderful images.

November 1, 2021

2021 AGM to be held as Zoom meeting

The 2021 Birding NSW Annual General Meeting will held via Zoom at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 7 December.

Birding NSW 2020 AGM draft minutes

 

The link to both the Arnold McGill Lecture and the AGM will be in the Birding Bulletin, which should reach members about a week before the event, or prospective virtual attendees can contact Elisabeth on emhodson@exemail.com.au closer to the time.

October 24, 2021

NSW TWITCHATHON IN 2021

This year’s NSW Twitchathon will go ahead as usual organised by Tom and Elisabeth Karplus with lots of help from the previous organisers. Because Sydney people cannot travel to the regions until November 1, 2021, teams have the option to do their Twitchathons on the weekends of October 30/31, November 6/7 or November 13/14. Currently we have 14 teams registered. If you would like to enter a team, please contact Elisabeth on emhodson@exemail.com.au.

 

The most important part of the Twitchathon is raising money for a research or conservation project. This year we are raising money for Nicolas Carlile’s project to assess the breeding success of Gould’s Petrels on Montague Island off Narooma. Gould’s Petrel is Australia’s rarest endemic seabird. The breeding population is centred on islands off Port Stephens with Cabbage Tree Island (CTI pop: 800-1000 pairs) and Boondelbah Island (pop: 35-40 pairs). In 2012 the species was found to be breeding on Montague Island. Monies raised by the 2021 Twitchathon will be used to assess the breeding success of this species on Montague Island. For more information on the project to be funded, please go to http://www.twitch24nsw.org/?page_id=2

 

If you would like to contribute to the Birding NSW team of the Champagne Shriketits (team members Elisabeth and Tom Karplus, Philip Brook, Paul Johnstone, Nigel Miller), you can donate as shown below:-

  • By EFT or Billpay via the BIGnet bank account

BSB 182 222, account no. 121211833

The BPay biller code is 20206, ref. 121 211 833

Please note that donations are not tax deductible as Birding NSW does not have tax deductibility status.

September 12, 2021

Help Us Protect The Bar-Tailed Godwit

Hey kids…enter the competition now to help save our Godwits!

Open to all young artists from 5 to 14 years and until the 27 September.

Draw the Bar-tailed Godwit which are arriving now from Siberia and enter the competition run by Canada Bay Council.

See the details in the link at

Hey kids…enter the competition now to help save our Godwits!

Open to all young artists from 5 to 14 years and until the 27 September.

Draw the Bar-tailed Godwit which are arriving now from Siberia and enter the competition run by Canada Bay Council.

See the details and how to enter the competition in the link at https://collaborate.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/protecting-bar-tailed-godwit

 

 

August 31, 2021

The December 2021 Newsletter and Birding Bulletin # 172 are now online