Illawarra Birders

Birding club based in
Wollongong, affiliated with Birdlife Australia

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Illawarra Birders Upcoming Activities

Saturday 23rd October 7.30am
Pelagic Boat Trip

The pelagic has been tentatively rescheduled for this date. The boat will leave Kiama Boat Harbour at 7.30am and return at approximately 4.00pm. Please be ready to board at 7.20am. Unfortunately, places are limited to 10 people but a waiting list will be maintained. For further information please contact Penny Potter: penpott@yahoo.com; tel: 0430 343 525


Sunday 24th October 8.00 am
Integral Energy Park
Leader: Martin Cocker
Mobile: 0418 429 132

Meet in the car park off Darkes Road, West Dapto: the driveway just past the motor museum on the right. Driveway marked with a sign Integral Energy Recreation Park. Please send Martin a text to let him know you will be coming on the walk.


Tuesday 2nd November 7.30 pm
Monthly Meeting
Coniston Community Centre

Speaker: Professor Roger Truscott

What is buff-breasted and should have left?
Roger will talk about his and Freda’s recent trip to Cairns and the Daintree.

(Note: If we are unable to use the hall this meeting will be held via Zoom.)


Thursday 4th November 12.30 to 1.30pm
Wollongong Botanic Gardens Walk
Leader: Martin Potter
Mobile 0437 683 677

Lunchtime bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the car park there on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street) as long as we report to staff at the Discovery Centre on arrival. Please send Martin a text to let him know you will be coming on the walk.


Saturday 13th November 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.


Friday 19th November 8.00am
Budderoo Fire Trail
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower
Mobile 0421 335 037

Meet at the car park for Budderoo Fire Trail which is 200 metres along a dirt road on the left 2.6km past the turn-off to Barren Grounds along Jamberoo Mountain Road. The dirt road begins at a dirt pull off which is signposted as Budderoo Plateau and Budderoo National Park. Please send Dave a text to let him know you will be coming.


Sunday 21st November 8.00am
Private Property Bellawongarah
Leader: Carla Jackett
For bookings contact Penny Potter: 0430 343 525

This is a half day walk on a private property. Moderate level of fitness required. Bellawongarah is about an hour’s drive south from Wollongong. Please allow additional time if coming from the northern suburbs. Head south on the M1 Princes Highway to Berry. Take the second Berry exit to Queens Street, and at the roundabout turn right (3rd exit) over the bridge/overpass. Drive straight across the next roundabout and take the second exit onto Kangaroo Valley Road. After about 10 minutes you will come to Irvines Road on the right. Turn right onto Irvines Road and continue for 2.8 km to the end of the road. Note: As the GPS location for the property is incorrect you should follow the Boobook signs and not use the GPS location. Bring morning tea, lunch and a chair. All participants for this walk will need to be double vaccinated. Please send Penny a text to book your place on this walk.


Thursday 2nd December 12.30 to 1.30pm
Wollongong Botanic Gardens Walk
Leader: Martin Potter
Mobile 0437 683 677

Lunchtime bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the car park there on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street) as long as we report to staff at the Discovery Centre on arrival. Please send Martin a text to let him know you will be coming on the walk.


Saturday 4th December 12.30pm
Mt Keira Girl Guide Camp

Christmas Picnic Party: details to be advised


 


Other October Activities

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count
18-24 October 2021
For more details go to https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/