<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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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

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.
June 23rd, 2021

New website for ORAC

The website includes a comprehensive Index of Cases which includes all NSW reports that have been submitted to NSW ORAC and BARC both accepted and not accepted, and also includes known reports of rare species for which no submission was made. Most of these latter reports are shown at the end of the Index of Cases as not confirmed/not assessed but some have case numbers since, in the early days of NSW ORAC, case numbers were sometimes assigned when a sighting was claimed but which was not followed up with a submission. The Index of Cases can be searched by species names, dates, sites, etc and there is also a downloadable PDF version.

 

The latest revision of the NSW ORAC Review List is on the site as a PDF file and the URR Form is on the site as a downloadable Word document which can be used to prepare submissions to the committee.

 

Vist the site here:  www.nsworac.org/

August 25th, 2019

What birds are these?

 

 

Photographer Megan Walton

What causes ‘leucism’?

Leucistic Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Leucistic Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

 

Bird Leucism

 

Find out more?

 

Or that one?

Photo by Colette Livermore