<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.

  • Participants are limited to up to 25 including the leader attending club outings if safe distancing is manageable.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

 May 2022

  • Wednesday 25 May Midweek Outing: Warriewood Wetlands and Irrawong Reserve. Cancelled due to rain and flooding.
  •  Saturday 28 May Central Coast Outing: Murray’s Beach and Swansea. Meet at 8.30 am at The Carpark at Coon Island at Swansea. Booking in advance required by contacting the leader.

 June 2022

  • Wednesday 8 June Central Coast Half Day Outing: Munmorah State Recreation Area. Meet at 8.30 am at Birdie Beach Drive, near Elizabeth Bay Drive. Central Coast UBD map 33, E1. Lunch at cars. Booking in advance required by contacting the leader.
  •  Saturday 11 June Field Outing: Warriewood Wetlands and Irrawong Reserve. Meet at 8:30 am in the picnic area at the corner of Katoa Close and Garden Street, Warriewood. Easy walking along level trails and boardwalks. Lunch at cars. Booking in advance is required by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  •  Saturday 11 – Monday 13 June Club Campout – Queen’s Birthday Weekend: Burrill Lake and Ulladulla area. Bird watching in national parks and other places in the nearby area. Meet at 8:30 am on Saturday morning in the carpark for the lighthouse at Ulladulla. Return to camp for lunch on Saturday, lunch at cars on Sunday.  Booking in advance is required by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  •  Saturday 18 June Field Outing: Mitchell Park. Meet at 8:30 am in the first picnic area at Mitchell Park, Mitchell Park Road, Maraylya. NB: A park entry fee is applicable. Booking in advance is required by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au

Wednesday 29 June Midweek Outing: Emu Plains area. Meet at 8.30 am at Emu Green Reserve, corner of Palomina Road and Russell Street, Emu Plains. Lunch at cars. Booking in advance is required by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au

July 2022

  • Saturday 2 July Central Coast Outing: Colongra Swamp. Meet at 8.30am at MacLeay Drive, Halekulani (Colongra). Central Coast UBD map, G4. Booking in advance required by contacting the leader.
  • Saturday 9 July Field 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. Booking in advance is required by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Wednesday 13 July Central Coast Half Day Outing: Glenola Reserve and Bunning Creek. Meet at 8.30am opposite St Barnabas Church, Yarramalong Road. Central Coast UBD map 16, E13. Lunch at cars.  Booking in advance required by contacting the leaders.
  • Saturday 16 July Field Outing: Wianamatta Regional Park. Meet at 8:30 am in the car park just inside the gate at the western end of Mainwaring Street, Ropes Crossing.  Booking in advance is required by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Wednesday 27 July Midweek Outing: Barton Park and Landing Lights Wetland. Meet at 8:30 am along the access road to the St George Soccer (Football) Stadium. Turn off Bestic Street, Banksia. Morning tea and lunch at cars. Booking in advance is required by emailing activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Saturday 30 July Central Coast Outing: Myuna Bay. Meet at 8.30am at Myuna Bay Rest Area, Wangi Road. Newcastle UBD map 176, F1. Lunch at cars.  Booking in advance required by contacting the leader.

August 2022

  •  Saturday 6 August Field Outing: Mill Creek and Old Great North Road in Dharug National Park,
  • Wiseman’s Ferry. Meet at 9.00 am in the Mill Creek Picnic Area. Lunch at cars.
  •  Wednesday 10 August Central Coast Half Day Outing: Ourimbah and Wetlands: Meet at 8.30am at Ourimbah Rest Area off the M1 at the round-a-bout. Central Coast UBD map 57, Q16. Lunch at cars.  Booking in advance required by contacting the leader.
  • Saturday 13 August 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.
  • Saturday 27 August Central Coast Outing: Dubbo Gully. Meet at 8.30am at the corner of Wisemans Ferry and Waratah Roads, Mangrove Mountain. Central Coast UBD Map 35, D15. Lunch at cars. Booking in advance required by contacting the leaders.