Illawarra Birders

Birding club based in
Wollongong, affiliated with Birdlife Australia

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Illawarra Birders Upcoming Activities

CANCELLED - Thursday 2nd December 2021, 12.30pm at Wollongong Botanic Garden.
Unfortunately the walk has had to be cancelled as the Garden has not yet received approval to reintroduce community activities there.


Tuesday 7th December 7.30 pm
Monthly Meeting
Coniston Community Centre
Dr Holly Parsons, BirdLife Australia
The Powerful Owl Project: Giving a Hoot

Dr Holly Parsons will be giving a talk on The Powerful Owl Project. Additionally Holly and Ralph Stadus will discuss the Aussie Backyard Bird Count and review the 2021 results for the Illawarra. Andrew Wood will review and announce the winners of this year’s Photo Competition. Should be a busy night and our last monthly meeting till February 2022 ... so we look forward to seeing lots of you! Please bring your own refreshments and let Penny Potter know if you would like to register for the event: penpott@yahoo.com You must be double vaccinated and wear a mask to attend.


Friday 10th December 8.00am
Tallawarra Ashponds
Leaders: Michelle 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. Please send Dave Rower a text on 0409 071 815 to let him know you are coming.


Saturday 11 December 2021, 1.00-4.00pm
Christmas Party
Kum Ba Yah Girl Guide Camp site, Mount Keira Road, Mount Keira
To RSVP or for further information contact Penny Potter: penpott@yahoo.com or 0430 343 525

Our Christmas Party will be a BYO picnic. Please bring your own food, drink and a chair to sit on. The club will provide some desserts. Lunch will be followed by informal walks.

As per NSW Health restrictions you must be double vaccinated and carry proof of vaccination to be able to take part. We are also required to keep a register of attendees, so please rsvp if you are planning to attend.

Directions: The Girl Guide camp site is situated about 3.2 kilometres along Mount Keira Road (from the junction with the Princes Hwy) just after Byarong Park on the left, and opposite the Illawarra Archery Club. On entering the camp please drive down as far as the road goes, to the Lodge.


Sunday 12th December 8.00am
Croom Recreation Reserve
Leader: Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132

An atlas survey of this IB adopted site, about 2 hrs duration. Meet at the oval car park at the end of the Tennis Court Entrance on Croome Road, Albion Park Rail. Please send Martin a text to book your spot if you would like to attend.


Friday 1 January 2022
New Year’s Day Twitchathon

Go birding in the Illawarra on New Year’s Day to find as many species as you or your team can and then email your list to Terrill Nordstrom at terrillnorstrom1@gmail.com, stating the location that you saw each species. The person or team who sees the most species will hold the title until the following year. The winner will be announced in February. Please note that there will be no club access to Tallawarra Ashponds during the Twitchathon, and birds seen at Tallawarra will not be counted.


Thursday 6th January 2022, 12.30 to 1.30pm
Botanic Gardens Walk
Leader: Martin Potter, Mobile 0437 683 677

Lunchtime bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street), and a car park permit is no longer required. Please send Martin a text to let him know that you would like to book a spot if you would like to attend.


Saturday 8th January 8:15am
Camden Bike Track and Mt. Annan
Leader: Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132

This will be a half day walk at several locations within Mount Annan Botanic Garden, followed by a 1 hour walk at Camden Bike Track. We will meet at the Woodland Picnic Area on Cunningham Drive about 950M from the entrance gates on Narellan Road. The gates open at 8.00am and we will meet at 8.15am. Bring morning tea & lunch, a chair, hat and sturdy shoes.


Wednesday 19th January 8.00am
Jerrara Dam
Leader: Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132

Meet outside the park gate, which is currently locked, on Mount Brandon Road, Jerrara. This is easy to find on Google Maps. There is a composting drop toilet inside the park but no water.


Saturday 22nd January 8.30am
Budderoo
Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower. Mobile 0421 335 037

Meet at 8.30am at car park for Budderoo Fire Trail approx. 2.6km past the turn-off to Barren Grounds along Jamberoo Mountain Road. This car park is approximately 200 metres along a dirt road. After the 60 km/h bends on Jamberoo Mountain Road the speed goes back to 80km/h and you go up a slight hill. At the top is a dirt pull-off marked with two signs Budderoo Plateau and Budderoo National Park this is where the dirt road to access the track begins. Bring carry morning tea, hat, sunscreen, and plenty water for the day.


Friday 28th January 8.00am
Tallawarra Ashponds
Leader Michelle 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 at the carpark opposite the security gates just before the bridge . Please send Dave Rower a text on 0409 071 815 to let him know you are coming.

 


Other Activities

2021 PHOTO COMPETITION

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count
18-24 October 2021

689 species were recorded Australia-wide
More than 5 million birds were counted from more than 159,000 checklists

If you have the BirdCount app, the count can continue
For more details go to https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/