<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>
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?

Specifically, right now we are in urgent need of a Membership Secretary to replace Adrian who is retiring after carrying out this function for more than 10 years.

The role of Membership Secretary entails:

  1. Clear the club mailbox and deal with the letters
  2. Receive renewals and new applications and log them
  3. Bank cheques for renewal or application fees
  4. Maintain a register of membership
  5. Send out extracts from that register to key club officers (email lists, new member lists, lists of paper copy newsletter recipients, badges and pins)
  6. Follow up on member’s requests for memory jogs and changes of address etc.

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.

July 15, 2017

Tim Low to speak on “Where Song began”

Tim Low, author of the acclaimed “Where Song Began” will speak to the topic at the October club meeting. Says Sean Dooley of the Sydney Morning Herald, “Tim Low is the rare author who is able to turn complex and sophisticated research into a form digestible to the general reader without ‘dumbing down’ the science.”

For a few more details about the book and a whole lot more about Tim Low’s work  visit his web page.

July 4, 2017

All you budding photographers get ready!

The annual photo competition is on again.  Closing date is 25 September.

See the entry form (MS Word) for rules and note some changes.  Here it is again in .pdf

Entries from all photographers will be welcome this year.

 

Better get out those long lenses or is it the phone these days?

June 6, 2017

BirdLife Southern NSW Workshop on Using Birdata (BirdLife Australia Atlas) – Saturday 26 August

More details in MS Word  here:

Registration form for the workshop in MS Word here:

 

 

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: