Upcoming Activities

Walk at Bargo is cancelled due to
track conditions and predicted
Saturday 22 October, Bargo River

8.30am, Leaders: Nerida Hudspith, Mobile 0424 417 484
Access from Bargo River Road (Off Remembrance
Driveway). Turn into Bargo River Road and cross the railway
line. Take the next turn left-Fire Road and park on the grass
beside the river on the left.
Bring food and drink for the day

Friday 28 October, Tallawarra

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.

29-30 October, Twitchathon

Saturday 29 October, Walk at Budderoo Fire Trail followed
by Spotlighting

5.00pm  Leaders: Terrill Nordstrom, Mobile 0420 848 713,
and Dave Rower, Mobile 0409 071 815
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. We
are intending to do a walk and have a picnic dinner - which
will need to be carried with you - followed by spotlighting
as we walk back to the carpark. Please bring your meal,
drink/s, something warm and a torch.

Tuesday 1 November, Evening Meeting - Coniston
Community Centre

7.30pm - Phil Straw, ‘The World’s Longest Flight’
The story of the journey of the Bar-tailed Godwit (sub-
species baueri which breeds in Alaska).  Its migration is the
longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the
longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal.
Please bring a plate.

Thursday 3 November, Lunch Time Walk in Botanic
12.30-1.30pm, Leader: Martin Potter, Mobile 0437 683
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 5 November, Tallawarra, Joint Walk with Birding

9.00am Nerida Hudspith, Mobile 0424 417 484
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 food and drink for the day and a

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
MEMBERS time to enter our photocompetition Download the info here

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What we have done lately

Please submit your sightings to our atlas
Some interesting local sightings

10 Curlew 1Whimbrel 1 Golden Plover 4 red necked stint Why Juck Bay
Thanks Martin Cocker

1 Whimbrel Windang 3.25 pm
Thanks graham barwell

1 pacific golden plover whyjack bay 10:15am today, thanks Maria Coleman

2 Pilotbird & 2 Gang-gang Cockatoo along Griffiths Track, Barren Grounds
Thanks graham barwell

2 Red Knot still present at Whyjuck Bay & large numbers of Fluttering Shearwaters off Windang Island with approx 12 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters. 2 RN Stint & 3 WF Terns also near the island.
Thanks Paul Lynch

Tawny Grassbird 500 m from south end of Swamp Road, Jamberoo area, this afternoon.
Thanks Graham Barwell

15 Curlew 50 Godwit 5 Knot Why Juck Bay
Thanks Martin Cocker

1 Ruddy Turnstone this morning woonona rock platform, thanks Maria Coleman

Eastern Barn Owl photoed snoozing in a Coral Tree on the west side of Hill 60,
Port Kembla amongst the coastal scrub.
Spangled drongo Bakers lane Primbee lunchtime today
Thanks Terrill Nordstrom