<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.

TOTAL FIRE BANS AND NATIONAL PARK CLOSURES

Sydney Outings. It may be necessary to reschedule or cancel outings planned to be held in national parks if there is a total fire ban. Please check the website or contact the leader for information about whether the outing can go ahead in view of the bush fire threat.

Central Coast Outings. Outings may be cancelled on days of total fire bans. This will be determined on a case by case basis and will depend on the planned birding site being accessible and the potential risk. This decision will be made by the leader. If the outing is cancelled, it will be published on Central Coast Birders Facebook. If in doubt contact the outing leader.

 Campouts. It may be necessary to cancel campouts in national parks if there is a total fire ban.

November 2020

  • Wednesday 11 November Central Coast Half Day Outing: Pearl Beach and Warrah Trig. Meet at 8:30 am at Tourmaline Avenue, Pearl Beach. Central Coast UBD map 116, G9. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 14 November Club Outing: Richmond Lowlands. Meet at 8:30 am at Smith Park at Pugh’s Lagoon, Richmond. Lunch at cars. Leader: Gabrielle Rees 0414 947 138
  • Wednesday 25 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 28 November Central Coast Outing: Hexham Swamp, Ash Island, Stockton. Meet at 8:30 am at Minmi Oval. Newcastle UBD map 113, P16. Lunch at cars.

December 2020

  • Saturday 5 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.
  • Saturday 12 December Central Coast Christmas Outing: Mardi and Tuggerah. An early morning walk followed  morning tea followed by birding at the Dairy. BYO lunch in the picnic shelters at the Dairy (Central Coast Wetlands).
  • Christmas 2020 to New Year 2021 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. NB: Due to COVID-safe restrictions, it is necessary to book camping in all National Parks on-line or by phone. 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 2021

  • Saturday 9 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 16 January Club Outing: Meet at 8:30 am at Wattle Forest Picnic Area near Audley. Turn into Lady Carrington Drive at Audley, then right over the timber bridge to the western side of the river. Turn left and meet at the last car park. Lunch at cars. NB: park entry fee is applicable.  
  • Wednesday 27 January Midweek Outing: Jamieson Park. Meet at 8:30 am in James Wheeler Place, Wheeler Heights. Easy walking walk at Jamieson Park. Carry morning tea and lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 30 January 2021 Central Coast Outing: Central Coast Wetlands and Swamps. Meet at 8.30am at Pioneer Dairy (Central Coast Wetlands). Central Coast UBD map 49, F10. Lunch in the picnic shelters at the Dairy.

 February 2021

  • Saturday and Sunday 6 – 7 February Club Outing and Weekend Camp: Waders at Shoalhaven Heads and Comerong Island. Birdwatching at one of the best areas for waders on the South Coast. Meet at 9.00 am on Saturday morning at the carpark on the waterfront behind Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park. Carry insect repellent for mozzies and sandflies and precautions against sunburn. But not join us for the weekend and go birdwatching at Lake Wollumboola on Sunday morning.
  • Wednesday 10 February Central Coast Half Day Outing: Holgate – birding on private property and along Holgate Road. Meet at 8.30 am at 481 Wattle Tree Road, Holgate. Central Coast UBD map 79, H5.
  • Saturday 13 February Club Outing: Mitchell Park. Meet at 8:30 am in the first picnic area at Mitchell Park, Mitchell Park Road, Maraylya. NB: park entry fee is applicable.  Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 27 February Central Coast Outing: Bucketty, Mogo Camp and Mangrove Dam. Meet at 8.30 am at “The Letter A” corner of George Downs Drive and Walkers Ridge Road, Bucketty. Lunch at cars.