<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>

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June 27th, 2022

The first tracking of at-sea movements for the White Tern.

 

Guest Speaker at the 5 July meeting, Nicholas Carlile, will present the first tracked movements of the tropical White Tern, using Global Location Sensors (GLS), from a breeding colony on Lord Howe Island. Often photographed for their nesting on tree branches, without a nest, this small tern has many intriguing attributes. This talk gives some insights into this little known species.

 

Nicholas Carlile is a Senior Scientist in Conservation Science, Science, Economics and Insights Division | Department of Planning and Environment and Adjunct Senior Researcher, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania & School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University; Associate, Biological Sciences at Monash University

May 16th, 2022

 

January 12th, 2022

BNSW monthly meetings return to online format

For the next three months (Feb, Mar, April 2022) and possibly longer, monthly meetings will be held online. Members are advised to use the link that will be provided in the Bulletin in order to join the Zoom cast of these meetings as they did in 2021. If members, for some odd reason, have not received the Bulletin, please contact Elisabeth Hodson by email: emhodson@exemail.com.au

SPEAKER SWAP

Fernanda Alves has had to reschedule her talk next week. She has swapped with Tony Hunt who was going to be our April speaker. The title of his talk is “In pursuit of the Painted Honeyeater – toward a better understanding of their ecology, population and spatial dynamics”. Fernanda will speak in April. All presentations will be via Zoom.

 

Tony Hunt’s presentation on Feb 1, 2022 can be viewed here:

SPEAKER VIDEOS

Where possible, videos of the speakers’ presentations will be available (a little time later) on the Members’ Page. The password for this page is the same password that gives access to the Newsletter.

September 12th, 2021

Help Us Protect The Bar-Tailed Godwit

Hey kids…enter the competition now to help save our Godwits!

Open to all young artists from 5 to 14 years and until the 27 September.

Draw the Bar-tailed Godwit which are arriving now from Siberia and enter the competition run by Canada Bay Council.

See the details in the link at

Hey kids…enter the competition now to help save our Godwits!

Open to all young artists from 5 to 14 years and until the 27 September.

Draw the Bar-tailed Godwit which are arriving now from Siberia and enter the competition run by Canada Bay Council.

See the details and how to enter the competition in the link at https://collaborate.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/protecting-bar-tailed-godwit

 

 

August 10th, 2021

Bunyip Bird Australasian Bittern Summit 2022

June 24th, 2021

Protecting the migratory birdlife in the Port Hacking

Here is an important (to you) letter from our Office of Conservation.

Port Hacking tidal flats are home to critically endangered eastern curlews. Their numbers have crashed by around 80% in just 3 decades and if we don’t help them now could be extinct in a generation. 

Please ask the Royal National Park to incorporate the feeding flats at Deeban Spit, Maianbar, Port Hacking into the Royal National Park. Migratory shorebirds are one of the most endangered bird species groups in the world. The area in Port Hacking they use is totally unprotected and could see them become locally extinct if the Royal does not take them on as part of their stewardship. 

The draft plan of management is available here where you will also find the address to which you can send your comments

This is a good video clip to share: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwx1RpgyGhc

 Stepwise instructions to readers:

  1. read this letter
  2. write one of your own to National Parks and Wildlife
  3. send it (addresses here)
  4.  get a friend to start at step 1.
  5. rest a little while and dragoon another friend.