Upcoming Activities

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.

Thursday 1 September, 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.

3rd September, Walk at Box Vale Track

8.30am, Leader: Nerida Hudspith, Mobile 0424 417 484
From Mittagong town centre continue along the old Hume Highway towards Berrima and Goulburn. At
the F5 overpass stay on the right hand side of the road as if heading for Wombeyan Caves. Turn Right
into Box Vale Road, 50 metres after bridge, then turn left into signposted track and follow the signs to
the picnic area car park. Please bring refreshments for a full day’s walk.

Tuesday 6 September, Evening Meeting - Coniston Community Centre

7.30pm - Members Evening
An opportunity to give a short presentation to your fellow members about a recent trip away or overseas,
some photos you would like to share, some facts about your favourite bird, a birding book you have read -
anything birding related! Please contact Penny Potter on
0430 343 525 if you would like to book a time.

Sunday 11 September, 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.

Thursday 29 September, Barren Grounds

8.30am, Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile
0421 335 037
Meet in the picnic area at Barren Grounds Nature
Reserve 9km from the township of Jamberoo
along Jamberoo Mountain Road. Turn off
Jamberoo Mountain Road to the left just after
the ‘Concealed Driveway’ sign and follow the dirt
road for approximately 600 metres to the picnic
area/car park. Bring carry morning tea, lunch,
hat, sunscreen and plenty of water. We will have lunch in the picnic area after the walk. Please wear sturdy
shoes and dress appropriately as there have been plenty of reptiles seen in the area.

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
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What we have done lately

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Some interesting local sightings

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

Blue-billed duck. One male at Macquarie Rivulet Delta Haywards Bay.
Thanks Brian Deans.

Blue-faced Honeyeater seen this morning at her private property at Avondale - Photo seen.
Also a powerful owl last night eating a Galah
Thanks Christine Storrie

White fronted Tern (2) and giant Petrel Wollongong Harbour Viewed from lookout
Thanks Brian Deans

Brown Falcon and 5 Bar-shouldered Doves @ Cleavland Rd West Dapto
Thanks Paul Lynch

Lewins Rail and Spotless Crake heard calling in Korrungulla Wetlands.
Thanks Paul Lynch and Brian Deans

Pacific Baza Jerrara Dam
Thanks Kara and David Eddington

2 courting Osprey over Pelican Reserve, Lake Illawarra
Thanks Paul Nesbitt

Grey Goshawk Dark Morph, Jerrara Dam
Thanks Martin Cocker

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