8.00am, 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.
Christmas Party including auction. Donations for the auction will be gratefully recieved. The funds raised will go towards a scope and tripod for the club. We also hope to make a donation to the Orange-Bellied Parrot Recovery Program. The club will be providing some finger food but please bring a Christmas plate to share if you would like to.
Saturday 10 December, Byarong Park, Mount Keira: Christmas Picnic
4.00-8.00pm, Leader: Terrill Nordstrom, Mobile 0420 848 713 Take Mount Keira Road to Byarong Park which is 3 klms from the freeway. The turn-off to the left is not far past the fire station and is just before the archery club. Turn left into the park and the car park is immediately on the right. BYO Food, chair and drinks. A BBQ is available if you would like to use it.
Sunday 11 December, Wader Count, Windang
8.00am, 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.
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