Upcoming Activities



Sunday 31 July, Tallawarra Ashponds

8.30am, Leaders: Michelle Rower and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Meet on Yallah Bay Road which leads to the Energy Australia Tallawarra Power Station. This is only accessible from the Princes Highway southbound from Dapto. Park on the left-hand-side about 300 metres from the turn-off opposite gate 37. Bring morning tea.



Tuesday 2 August, 7.30pm, Evening Meeting - AGM and Trivia Night

This will be a fun and entertaining evening with members grouped in tables in teams. Come along and test your general knowledge of birds and other things. Please bring a plate to share.



Thursday 4 August, Lunch Time Walk in Botanic Gardens

12.30-1.30pm, Leader: Martin Potter, Mobile 0437 683 677
Lunch time bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street) as long as a car park pass is obtained from the Discovery Centre on arrival and displayed on your dashboard.



Saturday 6 August, Mount Annan Botanical Gardens
 
9.00am, Leaders: Nerida Hudspith, Mobile 0424 417 484 and Michelle Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Meet out the front of the information centre bring morning and afternoon tea and a picnic lunch



Sunday 14 August, Wader Count, Windang

8.30am, Leader: Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132
Meet under the pines by Windang Surf Club for the wader survey.  A count that is part of the national “Shorebirds 2020” programme that will include: Windang Estuary, Why Juck Bay, Purry Burry Point. Bring morning tea.



Sunday 21 August - Atlassing at Bellambi

8.30am, Leader: Martin Cocker. Mobile 0418 429 132
An atlas survey of this IB adopted site, about 2 hrs duration. Meet in the car park at the end of Bott Drive, off Rothery Street.



Saturday 27 August, Budderoo

8.30am, Leaders: David and Michelle Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Meet at the car park for Budderoo Fire Trail approximately 2.6km north of the turn-off to Barren Grounds along Jamberoo Mountain Road.  Please turn off to the left at the Budderoo National Park (plus Budderoo Plateau) sign and drive approximately three hundred metres along the dirt road to the car park beside a gate blocking the road.  Bring morning tea.



Sunday 28 August, Tallawarra Ashponds

12:30pm Leaders: Michelle Rower and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
This is a joint walk with CBOC Meet on Yallah Bay Road which leads to the Energy Australia Tallawarra Power Station. This is only accessible from the Princes Highway southbound from Dapto. Park on the left-hand-side about 300 metres from the turn-off opposite gate 37.

Interested ?



If you want to find out more about the Illawarra’s amazing bird life, please come along to any of the events listed below . Club members will be happy to answer your questions and help you find wild birds - without obligation.

Welcome to the Illawarra!

The Illawarra is the name given to that part of New South Wales, Australia which is located south of Sydney, stretching from Stanwell Park in the north through the council areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama. Its eastern boundary comprises the multitude of pristine beaches, cliffs and headlands where it meets the Tasman Sea. In the west the Illawarra escarpment rises, giving dramatic views over the landscape.  The wide range of habitats over a relatively small area results in a great diversity of birdlife. The waters off the Illawarra coast are also renowned as a world-class location for observing seabirds.

Illawarra Birders Inc. is a birding organisation based in the Illawarra. As well as providing a full programme of birding outings and other events, it has a particular interest in bird-related conservation and education. It is also building strong networks with other groups with an interest in birds (see ‘About Us’ for more).






Illawarra Birds - A Photo Guide: Brochure Now Available!

The Brochure has now been received from the printers and is
being distributed to outlets around the Illawarra.
Pick up your copy at the following outlets (more to follow):

Wollongong City Council offices, Burelli Street


Southern Gateway Centre, Bulli Tops


ABC Radio Illawarra 74 Kembla Street Wollongong

Futureworld Eco-technology Centre Northcliffe Dr Warrawong

Kiama Tourist Information Centre, Blowhole Point

DECC (NPWS) Office Crown St Wollongong

Visitor Centres, Minnamura Rainforest & Fitzroy Falls
Full size map
The map below shows our area of interest
 
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What we have done lately

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Some interesting local sightings


Male Golden whistler , jerrar dam and brown falcon. 9 noisy friarbirds nearby yesterday 1 azure kingfisher jerrara creek
Thanks David and kara Eddington

Pacific Gull immature at Bellambi Boatramp 4.20 pm.
Thanks Graham Barwell

One Restless Flycatcher, William Beach Memorial Park.
Thanks Brian Deans

35+ Buller's Albatross, 1 Salvins Albatross, Northern & Southern Giant Petrel, Cape Petrel & Brown Skua were highlights on today's Kiama pelagic also 1 male Flame Robin on wire fence in Factory Lane this arvo
Thanks graham barwell

One white-eared honeyeater, Budderoo Fire trail. Two blue-billed Ducks, Macquarie Rivulet Delta, in main pond.
Thanks Brian Deans

Avocets at Fred Finch Park this morning
Thanks David Winterbottom

Australasian Bittern at Tallawarra (restricted access)
Thanks Brian Deans