<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>

Field Outings

  • The Club holds field outings most weekends, and there are presently two mid-week outings each month. Field trips range from a half-day’s birding at local sites and to campouts. Accommodation on overnight trips varies from camping to motels. If you’re joining a field outing make sure you:
  • read the newsletter for further details and contact details of the leader.
  • bring something for morning tea and lunch.
  • Note well. Central Coast outings are cancelled when there is a total fire-ban.

For further details about Birding NSW field outings email: activities@birdingnsw.org.au

November 2019

  • Saturday 16 November Club Outing: Chain of Ponds Reserve, Stannix Park and the Hawkesbury area. Meet at 8:30 am at the reserve in Stannix Park Road, Wilberforce (it is shown in most Sydney street directories). Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 27 November Midweek Outing: Sydney Olympic Park/Mason Park. Meet at 8.30 am at Belvedere Lake, Bicentennial Park, Parking Area P10D. Proceed through the main gates, along the road past the Conference Centre until the lake is on your left-hand side. The parking area is on the right, just after crossing the bridge. This will also be our Midweek Outing Christmas celebration, so please bring along a plate of something to share. Gradient: easy.
  • Saturday 30 November Central Coast Outing: Pearl Beach and Patonga. Meet at 8.30 am at Tourmaline Avenue, Pearl Beach. Central Coast UBD map 116, G9. Lunch at cars.

December 2019 

  • Saturday 7 December Christmas Outing: Scheyville and Mitchell Park. Meet at 8:30 am at the corner of Whitmore and Pitt Town Dural Roads, Maraylya. Flat but sometimes uneven walking tracks. Bring along some food to share for a Christmas picnic lunch in the first picnic area in Mitchell Park at about 12.30 pm.
  • Wednesday 11 December Central Coast Half Day Outing: Coastal Lagoons. Meet at 8.30 am at Remembrance Drive, Wamberal. Central Coast UBD Map 89, P4. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 14 December Central Coast Christmas Outing and BBQ: Mardi and Tuggerah. Birdwatching at Mardi, McPherson Road Swamp and Central Coastal Wetlands followed by Christmas BBQ lunch .
  • Christmas 2019 to New Year 2020 Club Campout : Coolah Tops National Park. A campout has been arranged over the long weekend at Coolah Tops National Park. Temperatures will be pleasant because of the high altitude and nights will be cool for sleeping. Please note that the access road is steep and could be rough if it has not been graded recently. Many of the roads within the park are closed during wet weather. Access to the main camping area at the Barracks is suitable for all vehicles with care. Turn off the Coolah-Merriwa Road about 4 km east of Coolah then travel about 20 km to the park. Bring everything that you need including drinking water. There is a pit-toilet at the campsite. In case there are any changes or if the campout has to be cancelled, please advise that you plan to attend by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au.

January 2020

  • Saturday 11 January Club Outing: Centennial Park. Meet at 8.30 am in Dickens Drive near The Learning Centre, Centennial Park. Bird watching within the park.  
  • Saturday 18 January Club Outing: Forest Trail and Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park. Meet at 8:30 am at the carpark at the southern (Waterfall) end of Lady Carrington Drive. Carry morning tea; lunch at cars. NB: There are no toilets in the area. A park entry fee is applicable.  
  • Club Campout–Australia Day weekend 25 – 27 January: Barrington Tops National Park. The campsite is at Horse Swamp in Polblue Crown Reserve. While travel from Gloucester is possible, the route via Aberdeen, Gundy and Moonan Flat is recommended if travelling from Sydney. After about two kilometres from the dingo fence on the road from Scone to Gloucester, turn left into Tubrabucca Road immediately before a pine plantation. The campsite is a public area so there could be other campers present. Camp fees apply. Campfires are permitted providing that there is not a total fire ban. Bring everything that you need including garbage bags and water. It can be very cold so bring warm clothing. The closest petrol is at Gundy so ensure that you have plenty of fuel. Leader: Allan Richards 0432 064 660 In case there are any changes or if the campout has to be cancelled, please advise that you plan to attend by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Wednesday 29 January Club Outing: Jamieson Park. Meet at 8:30 am in James Wheeler Place, Wheeler Heights. Easy walking walk at Jamieson Park. Morning tea and lunch at cars.

February 2020

  •  Sunday 2 February Central Coast Outing: “Brekky with the Birds”. Central Coast Wetlands/Pioneer Dairy. Registration at 8:00 am. $10 per person for talks and brekky, followed by birdwatching,  
  • Hunter Wetlands Weekend Saturday 8 February – Sunday 9 February: On Saturday, meet at 9.00 am at Hunter Wetlands Centre, 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland. If travelling from Sydney, take the Wallsend exit off the freeway, follow the Link Road through to the roundabout at Wallsend, continue straight ahead, turn right at the next roundabout onto Newcastle Road (Wallsend), continue straight ahead through the traffic lights at Jesmond.  Turn left at large roundabout onto Link Road, follow the signs to Hunter Wetlands Centre exit, at the roundabout go straight ahead into Wetlands Place.  Look for the large sign with the Freckled Duck and the Magpie Goose! Please note that there is an entrance fee of $5.00 per person. Coffee and light snacks are available at the Centre. Lunch will be at cars at Stockton Spit under the northern end of Stockton Bridge.On Sunday, meet at 8.30 am in the Ash Island Bridge carpark immediately after crossing the bridge from the Pacific Highway just before MacDonalds at Hexham.
  • Wednesday 12 February Central Coast Half Day Outing: The Entrance, Picnic Point, North Entrance. Meet 8.30 am at Picnic Point Reserve, off Tuggerah Parade, The Entrance. Central Coast UBD Map 61, A12. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 15 February Club Outing: Long Reef and Warriewood Wetlands. Meet at 8.30 am at the end of Anzac Avenue, Collaroy. Please note that parking fees apply. Half day only. Bring your telescope if you have one and suitable footwear for wading through water. Lunch at cars. Leader: TBA
  • Saturday 29 February Central Coast Outing: Bucketty, Mogo Camp and Mangrove Dam. Meet at 8.30 am at “The Letter A” at the corner of George Downs Drive and Walkers Ridge Road, Bucketty. Lunch at cars.