<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.

February 2018

  • Wednesday 14 February Central Coast Half-day Outing: Wamberal and Coastal Lagoons. Meet at 8.30 am at Remembrance Drive, Wamberal Lagoon. Lunch at cars.
  • Hunter Wetlands Weekend Saturday 17 February – Sunday 18 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. 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. Bring a telescope if you have one. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 28 February Midweek Outing: Deep Creek and Long Reef. Meet at 8.30 a.m. at the end parking area at Deep Creek Reserve, off Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen / Elanora Heights. In the afternoon, we will visit Long Reef. Please bring footwear appropriate for walking on the reef. Lunch at Cars.

March 2018

  •  Saturday 3 March Central Coast Outing: Stockton, Ash Island and Hexham. Meet at 8.30am at Recreation Ground, Woodford Street, Minmi. Lunch at cars.  
  • Saturday 10 March Field Outing: Long Reef and then lunch at Deep Creek. Meet at 8:30 am in the car-park at the base of the hill at the end of Anzac Avenue, Collaroy (just past the golf clubhouse). Please note that parking fees apply. Bring your telescope if you have one and suitable footwear for wading through water. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 14 March Central Coast Half-day Outing. Dubbo Gully. Meet at 8.30 am at the corner of Waratah Road and Wisemans Ferry Road, Mangrove Mountain.
  • Friday 16 – Sunday 18 March Central Coast Weekend Campout: Warren / MacQuarie Marshes area.  
  • Saturday 17 March Club Outing: Richmond Lowlands. Meet at 8:30 am at Smith Park at Pugh’s Lagoon, Richmond .Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 28 March 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 nearby areas. Lunch at cars.
  • Easter Club Campout 30 March – 2 April: Ingelba Hall near Walcha.
  • Saturday 31 March Central Coast Outing Colongra Swamp, Budgewoi and Munmorah State Conservation Area. Meet at 8.30 am at Colongra Natuire Reserve, Macleay Drive, Halekulani. Lunch at cars.

April 2018

  • Saturday 7 April Club Outing: Scheyville National Park and Hawkesbury area. Meet at 8.30 am at the car park for Scheyville National Park Headquarters off Scheyville Road. Lunch at cars.  
  • Wednesday 11 April Central Coast Half Day Outing: Bulls Quarry and Mount Penang. Meet at 8.30 am at Bulls Quarry Road entrance, Woy Woy Road, Kariong. Lunch at cars.  
  • Saturday 14 April 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.
  •  Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 April Central Coast Campout: Wanganella and Deniliquin. Camping on private property at Wanganella.