<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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July 31st, 2022

Monthly Meetings in Person!

The Committee is delighted to announce that we will be back to face-to-face Club meetings from 7th June 2022. Speakers for June, July and August will be in person rather than by Zoom. We will no longer be recording the sessions as there have been few visitors to the website to access the recordings.
Location: Henry Carmichael Theatre, The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt St Sydney. Starting at 7.30 pm.

The next three presentations will be:
2 Aug ‘Why so many partial Migrants? Dr Ken Chan
6 Sep ‘Threatened species in the NSW 2019-20 Bushfires’. Dr Golo Maurer
4 Oct ‘Bush Stone-curlew release at Mulligan’s Flat ACT’. Dr Shasona Rapley

Following that, the presenters will advise their availability to attend at the theatre or speak by Zoom. It is unclear at this stage whether we can arrange for others to participate by Zoom. Please watch the club website or the monthly emailed Birding Bulletin for details. Note that newsletter information might be out of date for late changes.

We encourage as many members as possible to continue our tradition of attending the Club Meetings with family and friends to enjoy the company and the speakers!

July 25th, 2022

Entries are open for the 2022 Photographic Competition

Entries are to be made via DROPBOX with birdingnsw@gmail.com to arrive before 5 pm 30 September 2022.

 An entry form can be dowloaded here.

Birding NSW Photographic Competition 2022 Rules

  1. There is an entry fee of $20 for photographers who are not financial members of Birding NSW.
    Pay through online banking: Account name: Birding NSW, BSB: 062 169, Acct. No. 10193174, Commonwealth Bank, Reference: Your surname.
  2. All entries must be the entrant’s own work.
  3. Photographs must be of native Australian birds taken in the wild in Australia or in its waters or territories.
  4. There are three entry categories:
    1 – single bird, 2 – group of birds             or            3 – bird/s in flight
  5. No photograph or image will be accepted in which a nest or a nest site is visible.
  6. Each entrant may submit no more than three (3) images in any one category, for a total of no more than nine (9) images.
  7. Images may be taken on digital or film camera and must be submitted in digital form.
  8. Entries must be submitted via Dropbox (please share your folder of entries with birdingnsw@gmail.com) and must be accompanied by a completed entry form. No emailed entries will be accepted.
  9. Any form of modification to the images is allowed. However, the entrant must state whether the image has been modified or not and give brief information about the nature of the modification.
  10. Do not include your name or anything that may identify you on the images.
  11. Competitors are required to submit their entries in standard.jpg format 1600 x 1024 pixels.
  12. In submitting entries, competitors acknowledge the right of Birding NSW to publish selected entries, including the top 10 winning images, in its newsletters and on its website.
  13. No entrant can receive more than one prize.
  14. The winner will receive $500 and the runner-up $250.
  15. There will be three prizes of $100 each for the best entry in each of the three categories, apart from the two main prizes.
  16. Criteria on which entries will be judged include photographic technique and composition, clarity of the bird(s) depicted, rarity of the species or apparent difficulty in obtaining the shot and overall visual impact.
  17. The judges’ decision is final and distribution of the prizes is at the discretion of the judges, who reserve the right not to award a prize if the entries are deemed not to be of a high enough standard.
  18. The deadline for all entries is 5:00 pm on Friday 30 September.
  19. All images will be shown, the results announced and the prizes distributed at the 1 November meeting of Birding NSW, at 7:30 pm. If this is to be a virtual meeting it will be held via Zoom. If F2F it will be held at 7:30 pm in the Henry Carmichael Theatre, Level 1, The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney. Details closer to the time.
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

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.
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