<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>


November 7th, 2018

2018 Photo Competition awards


Those of you, who were at the meeting this week were afforded a real treat.  96 truly wonderful photographs of Australian birds.  If you were not there then you can console yourself with a view of the eleven best pictures knowing that the judges had a really tough time making this selection from such a wonderful batch of entries.

Congratulations to the prizewinners and indeed to all who submitted entries.


Overall winner:  Maria Mazo with a photograph of Crested Terns in flight

Runner up: Michael Hanvey with a photograph of a Great Crested Grebe and chick

Best Single bird Prize went to Anne Brophy for a photograph of an Eastern Ground Parrot (also ranked third)

4th place Machael Hanvey’s White-winged Black Tern in flight

5th Place Michael Hanvey’s Gang-Gang Cockatoo (f)

6th place Michael Hanvey’s Victoria’s Riflebird

7th place and the prize for best In-Flight photo Roksana Borelli’s Shy Albatross 

8th place Maria Mazo’s Crested Tern

9th place Richard Murray’s Australian Raven

10th place Maria Mazo’s Australian Kestrel 

Best photo of a group of birds prize went to Geoff Ball for Wandering Whistling-ducks


Treat yourself to this short view:



April 21st, 2018

Share your bird pictures

Lots of wonderful photos were taken on the Grenfell Survey weekend but that is not the only weekend in the year when beautiful/curious birds are captured in wonderful poses.

Why not share your wonderful bird pictures?  Just send them to info@birdingnsw.org.au and we will put them up in the gallery.  Medium sized pictures are preferred.  High resolution is better but we will take all pix.

Your picture is likely to pique interest so why not add a couple of words about where it was taken?

Puffin – Iceland 2016 Photo by Leigh Hall

A Crowned Crane in Olakira, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, in July 2016.


Why not have a look now at some of the pictures already submitted?

March 20th, 2018

Birding NSW Office of Conservation writes on Government Plans to reserve land.

RE: The Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Corridor and Outer Sydney Orbital.
(BLoR and OSO)


RE: Government Plans to reserve land.

Following pleas from concerned residents in the Grose Wold, Gross Vale and Kurrajong areas close to the Bells Line of Road and others at Cobbitty-Camden in the Macarthur areas affected by the idea of an OSO, we write to object to any further destruction of natural Australian ecosystems.
We are most conscious of the reduction of bird life in regions where infrastructure is built. Close to the proposed OSO and BLoR will be the Western Sydney Airport, a development that will mean the destruction of thousands of trees and remaining Cumberland Plain Woodlands.

Not only birds, but a great variety of wildlife is at risk, many species are listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act as being endangered. We are also conscious of the serious threat to the Blue Mountains National Park which contains so much of the iconic bushland so well loved and sought after by our International Tourists.

Birds are the beacons of biodiversity health as they are the easiest creatures to find. Modern technology has provided databases that are constantly updated and a check just now on the eBird database reveals bird species up to May 2018 for the districts of:
Kurrajong Hills 135 species.
Grose Vale 74
Castlereagh 152
Bents Basin 134
Cobbitty 149 (which includes my own survey lists of just under 100 surveys)
Nepean River Camden 119.

Included amongst those numbers are a range of bird groups with diverse food requirements starting with diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey at the top of the chain, through honeyeaters and insectivore to seed-eaters at the bottom clearly indicating that the ecosystems are at least reasonable.

On behalf of the Executive Committee and over 400 members of Birding NSW, this Office asks that the Transport department of the NSW Government re-considers its plans for major expressways and rail lines that will destroy so much of our irreplaceable bushland.
Ian Bailey, OLO
Office of Conservation, Birding NSW.

February 9th, 2018

Eungella Bird Week

Eungella Bird and Wildlife Week
November 28th, 2017

Minutes of the 2017 AGM

The 2017 AGM was held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 in the Mitchell Theatre of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street Sydney at 19:30

Read or download the draft minutes of the 2016 AGM here.

November 8th, 2017

Annual Photo Competition Prizes awarded

Birding NSW 2017 Photographic Competition Results:


The winning photo taken by Alfred Schulte:



The top ten:

1) Eastern Grass Owl         Alfred Schulte             First prize

2) Peregrine Falcon           Michael Hanvey          Second prize

3) Dusky Grasswren          Christine Schulte        Group of Birds winner

4) Marbled Frogmouth       Alfred Schulte

5) Bar-tailed Godwit          Michael Hanvey

6) Willie Wagtail                Maria Mazo Lavin       Birds in Flight winner

7) Ruddy Turnstone           Michael Hanvey

8) Bell Miner                     David Turner              Single Bird winner

9) Australian Ringneck      Michael Hanvey

10) Barking Owl               Alfred Schulte


A truly wonderful array of images delighted the audience at the announcement of the top ten photos in this year’s photo competition.  It was more than enough reason to go out but for those who could not the slideshow can be viewed here for a limited time. (Page down for successive photos.)

Congratulations to all the entrants and especially to the prize winners.