<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 ma y be necessary to cancel campouts in national parks if there is a total fire ban. 

COVID guidelines.

  • Only 20 participants including the leader may attend club outings.
  • Participants will have to book in advance by emailing the Activities email activities@birdingnsw.org.au  for Sydney outings or by contacting the leader for Central Coast outings. The attendance sheet will still need to be signed on the day.
  • Everyone attending must be fully vaccinated and must carry proof of vaccination on the day.
  • Safe distancing of 1 person per 2sqm outdoors must be observed.
  • Although face-masks are not required for outdoors activities, it is recommended that they are worn.

October 2021 

  • Wednesday 27 October Midweek Outing: Ebenezer area – Chain of Ponds and Swallow Reach. Meet at 8:30 am at Chain of Ponds Reserve, Stannix Park Road, Wilberforce and Ebenezer. Lunch at cars. Book in advance by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Saturday 30 October Central Coast Outing: Chain Valley Bay. Meet at 8.30 am at ‘The Goat Track’ at the council gate opposite 149 Tall Timbers Road, Kingfisher Shores. Central Coast UBD map 22, J3. Booking in advance is required.

November 2021

  • Saturday 6 November Field Outing: Royal National Park. Meet 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.  Book in advance by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Wednesday 10 November Central Coast Half Day Outing: The Coastal Lagoons. Meet at 8.30 am at Remembrance Drive, Wamberal. Central Coast UBD Map 89, P4. Lunch at cars. Booking in advance is required.
  • Saturday 13 November Field Outing: Chiltern Track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Ingleside. Meet at 8:30 am at the end of Chiltern Road, off Mona Vale Road, Ingleside. Lunch at cars. Gradient: Easy with bush tracks. Book in advance by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Wednesday 24 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. Gradient: easy.  Book in advance by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Saturday 27 November Central Coast Outing: Meet at 8.30am Tourmaline Ave, Pearl Beach. Central Coast UBD map 116, G9. Lunch at cars. Booking in advance is required.

December 2021

  • Saturday 4 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. Christmas picnic lunch will be in the first picnic area in Mitchell Park at about 12.30 pm. Book in advance by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  •  Saturday 11 December Central Coast Christmas Outing: Mardi and Tuggerah. Meet at 7.30 am at Murrumbung Homestead, 32 The Valley Way, Mardi for an early morning walk. After the walk, we will drive to the Dairy for morning tea followed by birding. BYO Lunch in the picnic shelters at the Dairy (Central Coast Wetlands). Booking in advance is required.