<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 may be necessary to cancel campouts in national parks if there is a total fire ban.

January 2021

  • Saturday 16 January Club 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. NB: park entry fee is applicable.  
  • Wednesday 27 January Midweek Outing: Jamieson Park. Meet at 8:30 am in James Wheeler Place, Wheeler Heights. Easy walking walk at Jamieson Park. Carry morning tea and lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 30 January 2021 Central Coast Outing: Central Coast Wetlands and Swamps. Meet at 8.30am at Pioneer Dairy (Central Coast Wetlands). Central Coast UBD map 49, F10. Lunch in the picnic shelters at the Dairy.

 February 2021

  • Saturday and Sunday 6 – 7 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 not join us for the weekend and go birdwatching at Lake Wollumboola on Sunday morning.
  • Wednesday 10 February Central Coast Half Day Outing: Holgate – birding on private property and along Holgate Road. Meet at 8.30 am at 481 Wattle Tree Road, Holgate. Central Coast UBD map 79, H5.
  • Saturday 13 February Club Outing: Mitchell Park. Meet at 8:30 am in the first picnic area at Mitchell Park, Mitchell Park Road, Maraylya. NB: park entry fee is applicable.  Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 24 February Midweek 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.
  • Saturday 27 February Central Coast Outing: Bucketty, Mogo Camp and Mangrove Dam. Meet at 8.30 am at “The Letter A” corner of George Downs Drive and Walkers Ridge Road, Bucketty. Lunch at cars.

March 2021

  •  Saturday March 6 Club Outing: Long Reef. Meet at 8.30 am at the end of Anzac Avenue, Collaroy. Please note that parking fees apply. Half day only. Bring your telescope if you have one and suitable footwear for wading through water. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 10 March Central Coast Half Day Outing: Saratoga and Davistown. Meet at 8.30 am at Saratoga tennis court car park, Willaroo Road, Saratoga, Central Coast UBD map 97, D9. Lunch at cars.
  • SOUTH WEST SLOPES KEY BIODIVERSITY AREA (KBA) March 19-21, 2021 The Nineteenth 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 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. If you would like to join us or would like more information, please contact Elisabeth Karplus on emhodson@exemail.com.au  or Allan Richards on activities@birdingnsw.org.au
  • Central Coast Weekend Campout Friday 26 – Sunday 28 March: Mudgee Riverside Caravan Park22 Short Street, Mudgee 2850. Birding around Mudgee, Capertee Valley and Goulburn River area.
  • Saturday 27 March Central Coast Outing: Bull’s Quarry and Mt Penang. Meet at 8.30 am at Bulls Quarry trail, Woy Woy Rd, Kariong, Central Coast UBD map 96, C13. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 31 March Midweek Outing: Scheyville National Park. Meet at 8:30 am in Pitt Town Dural Road, Maraylya, near the entrance to the national park. Lunch at cars.

April 2021

  • 2 – 5 April: Club Campout – Easter Long Weekend: Narrabri District. There is a wide range of accommodation available in Narrabri including Highway Tourist Village but it should be booked early to avoid disappointment. Camping is also available in Narrabri or at Kaputar NP. Meet at Pirate Park Playground in Buri Street near Lake Narrabri at 8:30 am on Friday and Saturday mornings (turn of the Newell Highway into Mooloobar Street, then right into Buri Street). Meeting points on other days to be advised.
  • Saturday 10 April Club Outing: Forest Trail and Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park. Meet at 8:30 am at the carpark at the southern (Waterfall) end of Lady Carrington Drive. Carry morning tea; lunch at cars. NB:There are no toilets in the area. A park entry fee is applicable.
  • Wednesday 14 April Central Coast Half Day 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.
  • Saturday 17 April Club 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.
  • Central Coast Weekend Campout Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 April: Reflections Holiday Park, North Haven, 109 The Parade, North Haven 2443. Birding around Laurieton, Lake Cathie and surrounding region.