<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

September 2019

  • Friday to Sunday 13–15 September Central Coast Weekend Campout: Coonabarabran. Coonabarabran Getaway Tourist Park, 9286 Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, Birding around Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungle National Parks.
  • Saturday 14 September Club Outing: Shanes Park area. Meet at 8.30 am in the car park in Peter van Hasselt Park off Resolution Avenue, Willmot. A vast array of birdlife can be found in the remnants of bushland in this area. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 25 September Midweek Outing: The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Meet at 8.30 am just inside the entrance off Narellan Road, Mount Annan. From the east off the M5 Motorway take the Narellan Road exit Route 9. Leaving the Motorway, turn left onto Narellan Road towards Camden/Narellan. Continue along Narellan Road a few hundred metres and turn left at the traffic lights where you will see a brown tourist sign ‘The Australian Botanic Garden’. If you are coming from Narellan, pass by the old entry and look for the sign on right. Lunch at cars. Gradient: easy.
  • Friday to Sunday 27–29 The Sixteenth Bird Survey Weekend around Grenfell. Please join us for the next survey weekend. New surveyors are always welcome. In small groups, we survey on about 30 sites including many on private properties around Grenfell. The survey takes place on Saturday morning and the rest of the weekend is free for birding. We meet for dinner at the Railway Hotel in Grenfell on Friday evening and have a barbeque on a private property on Saturday evening. Grenfell is about five hours’ drive west of Sydney. Accommodation is available in hotels, a motel and bed and breakfast places as well as in the caravan park. It is advisable to book early.
  • Saturday 28 September Central Coast Outing: Dubbo Gully. Meet at 8.30 am at the corner of Wisemans Ferry and Waratah Roads, Mangrove Mountain. Central Coast UBD Map 35, D15. Lunch at cars.

October 2019

  •  Saturday 5 October Club Outing: Sydney Olympic 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. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday to Monday 5–7 October Long Weekend Campout: Capertee Valley. The campsite is in Capertee National Park and camping sites must be reserved in advance online through the NSW National Parks website or by phoning 1300 072 757. Please note that the access road into the national park is gravel and can be very rough. Picnic tables, barbeque facilities and a toilet are provided. Bring everything that you will need including water. There is limited/no mobile reception within the Park. Bird watching within the park and throughout the valley.
  • Wednesday 9 October Central Coast Half-day Outing: Lakes Beach and Budgewoi Dunes. Meet at 8.30 am at Budgewoi Road Carpark. Central Coast UBD Map 42, M4
  • Saturday 12 October 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.  
  • Thursday to Saturday 17–19 October Central Coast Campout: Great Aussie Holiday Park, 14 Hore Road, Bowna (on the banks of Lake Hume). Birding around Albury and Lake Hume.
  • Wednesday 30 October Midweek Outing: Centennial Park. Meet at 8.30 am in Dickens Drive near The Learning Centre, Centennial Park. Bird watching within the park. 

November 2019

  • Saturday 9 November Club Outing: The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Meet at 8.30 am just inside the entrance off Narellan Road, Mount Annan. From the east off the M5 Motorway take the Narellan Road exit Route 9. Leaving the Motorway, turn left onto Narellan Road towards Camden/Narellan. Continue along Narellan Road a few hundred metres and turn left at the traffic lights where you will see a brown tourist sign ‘The Australian Botanic Garden’. If you are coming from Narellan, pass by the old entry and look for the sign on right. Lunch at cars. Gradient: easy.
  • Wednesday 13 November Central Coast Half-day Outing: Wattle Tree Road, Holgate – birding on private property. Meet at 8.30 am at 481 Wattle Tree Road, Holgate. Central Coast UBD map 79, H5.
  • 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.