Upcoming Activities

Saturday 3 December, Budderoo 

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.

Tuesday 6 December, 7.30pm, Evening Meeting - Christmas Auction

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.

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

Please submit your sightings to our atlas

Some interesting local sightings

1 Noisy Pita
Thanks Carla Jacket

Latham Snipe
Berkeley Boat Harbour
Thanks Maria Coleman

Satin Flycatcher
Coachwood Park
Thanks Brian Deans

Common Sandpiper
Berkely Harbour Wetland
Brian Deans

Why Juck Bay
Thanks Martin Cocker

Cicadabird and pilot birds Bellawongarah
Thanks Carls Jacket

Cicadabird Calderwood rd
Thanks Pauline Duran

7 Topknot Pigeons
Thanks Jill Molan

4 Dusky woodswallows
Colymea State Conservation Area
Thanks Dan Crowley

5 Red necked Stints, Ruddy Turnstone 2 Tattlers, red capped plover
Windang island
Thanks Maria Coleman

5 Topknot Pigeons
Mt Kembla Ring track
Thanks Jill Molan

Brush Bronzewing and Beautiful Firetail
Barren Grounds
Thanks Jill Molan

Noisy Pitta O'Briens Track Mt Kembla
Thanks Roger Truscott

Little Eagle over Bulli
Thanks Roger Truscott

2 Large Billed Scrubwres, 2 Australian Logrunners, Crested Shriketit
Lower Slacky Creek
Thanks Graham Barwell

Rainbow bee-eater and Peacefull Dove
John Peat Reserve
Thanks Brian Deans

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