<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.

September 2020          

  • Central Coast Weekend Campout Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September: Narrandera and Leeton area. Lake Talbot Tourist Park, 35 Ngurang Road, Narrandera 2700 Tel: 02 6959 1302. Birding around Narrandera and Leeton.
  • Wednesday 30 September Midweek Outing: The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Meet at 8.30 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.

October 2020

  •  Long Weekend Campout Saturday 3 – Monday 5 October: Forbes. Meet at 8:30 am at the entrance to Apex Riverside Tourist Park, 88 Reymond Street, Forbes New South Wales 2871. Tel: 68511929. Bird watching in Nangar National Park and other nearby areas.
  • Wednesday 14 October Central Coast Half Day Outing: Coastal Lagoons. Meet at 8.30 am at Remembrance Drive, Wamberal. Central Coast UBD Map 89, P4. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 17 October Club Outing: Royal National Park. Meet 9:00 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.
  • Central Coast Weekend Campout Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October: Sandy Hollow. Sandy Hollow Tourist Park, 1618 Merriwa Rd, Sandy Hollow 2333. Tel: 02 6547 4575. Birding around Sandy Hollow in the Hunter Valley.
  • Wednesday 28 October Midweek Outing: Ebenezer area – Chain of Ponds and Swallow Reach. Meet at 8:30 am at Chain of Ponds Reserve, Stannix Park Road, Ebenezer. Lunch at cars.

November 2020

  •  Saturday 7 November Club Outing: Dharawal National Park and the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Meet at 8:30 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.
  • Wednesday 11 November Central Coast Half Day Outing: Pearl Beach and Warrah Trig. Meet at 8:30 am at Tourmaline Avenue, Pearl Beach. Central Coast UBD map 116, G9. Lunch at cars.
  • Saturday 14 November Club Outing: Richmond Lowlands. Meet at 8:30 am at Smith Park at Pugh’s Lagoon, Richmond. Lunch at cars. Leader: Gabrielle Rees 0414 947 138
  • Wednesday 25 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.
  • Saturday 28 November Central Coast Outing: Hexham Swamp, Ash Island, Stockton. Meet at 8:30 am at Minmi Oval. Newcastle UBD map 113, P16. Lunch at cars.

December 2020

  • Saturday 5 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.
  • Saturday 12 December Central Coast Christmas Outing: Mardi and Tuggerah. An early morning walk followed  morning tea followed by birding at the Dairy. BYO lunch in the picnic shelters at the Dairy (Central Coast Wetlands).