Illawarra Birders

Birding club based in
Wollongong, affiliated with Birdlife Australia

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Illawarra Birders Upcoming Activities

The following activities are Birding Outings. See the Home page for details of evening meetings.

Thursday 7th July, 12.30pm: Wollongong Botanic Garden
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 book a spot if you would like to attend.


Friday 15th July 8.30am Budderoo and Barren Grounds
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037 and Ralph Stadus, 0412 244 121
Morning walk at Budderoo followed by lunch then birding at Barren Grounds

Meet at car park for Budderoo Fire Trail approximately 2.6km north of 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 limit 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. Please send a text to book a spot. Bring carry morning tea, lunch, hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water for the day.


Wednesday 20th July, 8.30am: Integral Energy Park
Leader: Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132
Half Day Walk

Meet in the car park off Darkes Road, West Dapto. The driveway is just past the motor museum on the right. Driveway marked with a sign stating Integral Energy Recreation Park.


Friday 29th July, 8.30am: Tallawarra Ashponds
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Half Day Walk

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 to book a spot. Bring morning tea, a hat and sturdy shoes.


Saturday 30th July, 7.30am: Illawarra Birders Pelagic

The boat will leave Kiama Boat Harbour at 7.30am and return at approximately 4.00pm. Please be ready to board at 7.20am. The cost is $160. Unfortunately, places are limited to 11 people but a waiting list will be maintained. For further information please contact Penny Potter: penpott@yahoo.com; tel: 0430 343 525.


Thursday 4th August, 12.30pm: Wollongong Botanic Garden
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 book a spot if you would like to attend.


Sunday 7th August, 9.00am-Abrahams Bosom Walking Track, Beecroft Peninsular
Leader Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132
Full Day Walk

Beecroft Parade Currarong, an hour and a half from Wollongong. Please send Martin a text to book a spot if you would like to attend. Bring morning tea, lunch and a hat and sturdy shoes.


Wednesday 17th August, 8.30am Lake Illawarra Surrounds
Leader Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132
Half Day Walk

Meet in car park at Berkeley Boat Harbour, then to Hooka Point, Haywards Bay and Koona Bay Reserve. Please send Martin a text to book a spot if you would like to attend. Bring morning tea a hat and sturdy shoes.


Saturday 20th August 8.30am Barren Grounds
Leader: Ralph Stadus and Nerida Hudspith, Mobile 0412 244 121
Half Day Walk

Follow Jamberoo Mountain Road approximately 9km towards Robertson. On the left-hand side of the road, you will see a Concealed Driveway sign. Very shortly after this turn left into the driveway for the reserve. Follow the dirt road approximately 500 metres to the car park/ picnic area. This is where we will meet for the walk. Please send Ralph a text to book a spot if you would like to attend. Bring morning tea, a hat and sturdy shoes.


Friday 26th August 8.30am Tallawarra Ashponds
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Half Day Walk

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 to book a spot. Bring morning tea, a hat and sturdy shoes.

 


Other Activities

From Birlife Australia

COWRA Woodland Bird Surveys
Winter: 23/24 July
Spring: 15/16 October
Contact: 0405 922 505 or julian.reid@anu.edu.au