<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

See links throughout the monthly list to brief reports.

November 2017

  • Wednesday 29 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.

December 2017

  •  Saturday 2 December Central Coast Outing: Colongra Swamp, Norah Head and Soldiers Point . Meet at 8:30 am at Macleay Drive, Halekalani. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 9 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 13 December Central Coast Half-day Outing: Pearl Beach, Warrah Trig and Patonga. Meet at 8.30 am at Opal Close off Tourmaline Street, Pearl Beach. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 16 December Central Coast Christmas Outing and Break-up: Mardi and Central Coast Wetlands. Meet at 7.30 am at Murrumbung Homestead, Mardi for an early morning walk. Morning tea at 10.00 am then a visit to McPherson Road Swamp and Central Coast Wetlands. Return at 12.30 pm to Murrumbung Homestead for BBQ Christmas Lunch and break-up (BYO meat and drinks, BBQ’s provided).
  • Club Campout–Christmas 2017 to New Year 2018: 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.

January 2018

  • Saturday 6 January Field Outing: Colo River, Ebenezer and Wilberforce. Meet 9.00 am at the south side of the Colo River Bridge on the Putty Road north of Wilberforce. Lunch at cars.
  •  Saturday 13 January Field 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 nearby areas.
  • Club Campout – Friday 26 January – Sunday 28 January: – 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 Moonan Flat so ensure that you have plenty of fuel.
  • Saturday 27 January Central Coast Outing: Tuggerah Wetlands. Meet at 8.30 am at McPherson Road Swamp Gate, Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah. Lunch at cars.
  • Wednesday 31 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 2018

  •  Saturday 10 February Field 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: Wamberal and Coastal Lagoons. Meet at 8.30 am at Remembrance Drive, Wamberal Lagoon. Lunch at cars.
  • Hunter Wetlands Weekend Saturday 17 February – Sunday 18 February: On Saturday, meet at 9.00 am at Hunter Wetlands Centre, 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland. If travelling from Sydney, take the Wallsend exit off the freeway, follow the Link Road through to the roundabout at Wallsend, continue straight ahead, turn right at the next roundabout onto Newcastle Road (Wallsend), continue straight ahead through the traffic lights at Jesmond.  Turn left at large roundabout onto Link Road, follow the signs to Hunter Wetlands Centre exit, at the roundabout go straight ahead into Wetlands Place.  Look for the large sign with the Freckled Duck and the Magpie Goose! Please note that there is an entrance fee of $5.00 per person. Coffee and light snacks are available at the Centre. On Sunday, meet at 8.30 am in the Ash Island Bridge carpark immediately after crossing the bridge from the Pacific Highway just before MacDonalds at Hexham. Bring a telescope if you have one. Lunch at cars.