<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

December 2018

  • Club Campout–Christmas 2018 to New Year 2019: Barrington Tops National Park. The campsite is at Horse Swamp in Polblue Crown Reserve. While travel from Gloucester is possible, the route via Aberdeen, Gundy and Moonan Flat is recommended if travelling from Sydney. About two kilometres from the dingo fence on the road from Scone to Gloucester, turn left into Tubrabucca Road immediately before a pine plantation. The campsite is a public area so there could be other campers present. Camp fees apply. Campfires are permitted providing that there is not a total fire ban. Bring everything that you need including garbage bags and water. It can be very cold so bring warm clothing. The closest petrol is at Gundy so ensure that you have plenty of fuel.

January 2019

  •  Saturday 5 January 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.
  • Saturday 12 January Club outing: Forest Trail, Royal National Park. Meet at 9.00 am at the carpark at the southern (Waterfall) end of Lady Carrington Drive. Carry morning tea; late lunch at cars. There are no toilets in the area. NB: park entry fee is applicable.
  • Club Campout – Saturday 26 January – Monday 28 January: 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. Camp fees apply. Campfires are permitted providing that there is not a total fire ban. Bring everything that you need including drinking water. There is a pit-toilet at the campsite.
  • Wednesday 30 January Midweek 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.

February 2019

  • Saturday 9 February 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.
  • Wednesday 13 February Central Coast Half Day Outing: Woy Woy and Blackwall Bay. Meet at 8.30 am at Lions Park, Woy Woy, off North Burge Road.
  • Saturday and Sunday 16 – 17 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 why not joins us for the weekend and go birdwatching at Lake Wollumboola on Sunday morning.