<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.

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

See links throughout the monthly list to brief reports.

September 2017 

  • Saturday 9 September Club Outing: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Meet at 8:30 am at the Elvina Track Carpark which is 1.30 km along West Head Road from the intersection with General San Martin Drive. Watch for cyclists. Carry morning tea but lunch near cars.
  • Wednesday 13 September Central Coast Half-day Outing: Dubbo Gully Meet at 8.30 am at the corner of Waratah Road and Wisemans Ferry Road, Mangrove Mountain. Lunch at cars.
  • Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September Central Coast Weekend Campout: Camp-out at Nyngan Riverside Caravan Park. Meet 8.30 am at the caravan park each day. Some half day and one whole day trip to Macquarie Marshes.  
  • Saturday 16 September Club Outing: Royal National Park. Meet 9:00 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.  
  • Wednesday 27 September Midweek Outing: Centennial Park and various other locations in the Eastern Suburbs. Meet at 8.30 am in Dickens Drive near The Learning Centre, Centennial Park. Bird watching within the park and other nearby areas.  
  • Saturday 30 September Central Coast Outing: Bucketty, Mogo Camp and Mangrove Dam. Meet 8.30 am at the corner of George Downs Drive and Walkers Ridge Road, Bucketty. Lunch at cars.  
  • Saturday 30 September – 6 October Club Campout and Tagalong: Private property, “Spring Forest” near Cowra. On Monday October 2, we will move to Leeton to camp in The Oasis caravanpark. There are limited cabins at The Oasis or at nearby Leeton Caravanpark . Bird watching in the surrounding area including Fivebough Wetlands. On Friday October 6, we leave Leeton to travel to the Capertee Valley to take part in the Regent Honeyeater survey. 

October 2017

  • Saturday 7 October Club Outing: Richmond Lowlands. Meet at 8:30 am at Smith Park at Pugh’s Lagoon, Richmond .Lunch at cars. 
  • Wednesday 11 October Central Coast Half-day Outing: Holgate and Katandra. Meet at 8.30 am at 481 Wattletree Road, Holgate. Lunch at cars.  
  • Saturday 14 October Club Outing: Mount Annan Botanic Garden. Meet at 8.30 am, just inside the entrance off Narellan Road, Mount Annan.  Lunch at cars. 
  • Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October Central Coast Weekend Camp: Camp Out at Stuarts Point Caravan Park near Grassy Head. Meet at 8.30 am each day at the caravan park. Some half day outings and one full day outing.
  • Wednesday 25 October Midweek Outing: Blue Gum Creek and Kenthurst area. Meet at 8:30 am at the far end of O’Keefe Road, Annangrove. Carry morning tea, lunch at cars.   

November 2017

  • Wednesday 8 November Central Coast Half-day Outing: The Entrance, Picnic Point and North Entrance. Meet at 8.30 am at Picnic Point Carpark, The Entrance. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 11 November Club Outing: Colo River, Ebenezer and Wilberforce. Meet 9.00 am at the south side of the Colo River Bridge on the Putty Road north of Wilberforce. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 18 November Club Outing: Centennial Park and various other locations in the Eastern Suburbs. Meet at 8.30 am in Dickens Drive near The Learning Centre, Centennial Park. Bird watching within the park and other nearby areas. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 29 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.

December 2017

  •  Saturday 2 December Central Coast Outing: Colongra Swamp, Norah Head and Soldiers Point . Meet at 8:30 am at Macleay Drive, Halekalani. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 9 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 13 December Central Coast Half-day Outing: Pearl Beach, Warrah Trig and Patonga. Meet at 8.30 am at Opal Close off Tourmaline Street, Pearl Beach. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 16 December Central Coast Christmas Outing and Break-up: Mardi and Central Coast Wetlands. Meet at 7.30 am at Murrumbung Homestead, Mardi for an early morning walk. Morning tea at 10.00 am then a visit to McPherson Road Swamp and Central Coast Wetlands. Return at 12.30 pm to Murrumbung Homestead for BBQ Christmas Lunch and break-up (BYO meat and drinks, BBQ’s provided).