<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. 

July 2021

  • Wednesday 28 July Midweek 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. Cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
  • Saturday 31 July Central Coast Outing: Myuna Bay. Meet at 8.30 am at Myuna Bay Rest Area, Wangi Road. Newcastle UBD map 176, F1. Lunch at cars. Cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

 August 2021

  • Saturday 7 August Club Outing: The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.  Meet at 9:00 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 11 August Central Coast Half Day Outing: Ourimbah RTA and Wetlands. Meet at 8.30 am at Ourimbah Rest Area off the M1 at the roundabout. Central Coast UBD map 57, Q16.
  • Saturday 14 August 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.
  • Saturday 28 August 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.
  • September 2021
  • Wednesday 8 September Central Coast Half Day Outing: Bulls Quarry. Meet at 8.30 am at Bulls Quarry trail, Woy Woy Road, Kariong, Central Coast UBD map 96, C13. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 11 September 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. Lunch at cars.  
  • Central Coast Campout Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 September: Cunnamulla Tourist Park, 91 Watson Street, Cunnamulla, Birding around Cunnamulla, Bowra Station, Eulo Bore and Charlotte Plains Station. NB: Queensland Border needs to be open.
  • Saturday 18 September Field Outing: Colo River, Stannix Park and Bushells Lagoon. Meet 9.00 am at the south side of the Colo River Bridge on the Putty Road north of Wilberforce. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 22 September Midweek Outing: Dharawal National Park, Wedderburn. Meet at 9:00 am at the carpark for Dharawal National Park at the end of Victoria Road, Wedderburn. Take the Narellan Road exit off the M5 Motorway and turn right towards Campbelltown. At the 4th traffic signal, turn right into Appin Road. At the 3rd traffic signal, turn left into Woodland Road and then turn right at the T-intersection into Karrabul Road which becomes Wedderburn Road. After about 10 kms, turn left into Victoria Road, Wedderburn. Walk to O’Hares Creek Lookout and then go to Mt Annan Botanic Garden. Carry morning tea, lunch at cars. Gradient: easy. Lunch at cars.
  • September 24-26, 2021 The Twentieth Bird Survey Weekend around Grenfell. South West Slopes key biodiversity area (KBA) survey.

October 2021 

  • Saturday 2 – Monday 4 October Long Weekend Campout: Lake View Caravan Park, Lake Cargelligo, telephone 02 6898 1077. Meet at the entrance to the caravan park each morning at 8.30 am to visit various sites for bird watching including Round Hill Nature Reserve.
  • Saturday 2 October Central Coast Outing: Mooney Creek and Girakool. Meet at 8.30 am at the creek end of Karool Road (off the Pacific Highway). Central Coast UBD Map, C7. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 9 October Club Outing: Royal National Park. Meet 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.
  • Wednesday 13 October Central Coast Half Day Outing: Dooralong, Jilliby, Lemon Tree. Meet at 8.30 am at Jilliby Cemetery, corner Hue Hue and Jilliby Roads, Jilliby. Central Coast UBD map 38, K11.
  • Central Coast Weekend Campout Friday 15 – Sunday 17 October: Barraba Caravan Park, 10-12 Bridge Street, Barraba 2347 . Birding around Barraba – birding trails and stock routes.
  • Saturday 16 October Field Outing: Castlereagh Nature Reserve. Meet at 8:30 am on the eastern side of the Northern Road, Berkshire Park, opposite the car wrecker’s yard. Approximately 2km walk through woodlands on bush tracks that are mainly flat with a few gentle hills.
  • Wednesday 27 October Midweek Outing: Ebenezer area – Chain of Ponds and Swallow Reach. Meet at 8:30 am at Chain of Ponds Reserve, Stannix Park Road, Wilberforce and Ebenezer. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 30 October Central Coast Outing: Chain Valley Bay. Meet at 8.30 am at ‘The Goat Track’ at the council gate opposite 149 Tall Timbers Road, Kingfisher Shores. Central Coast UBD map 22, J3.