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Sunday 22nd July Wader Count 8.30 am



Leader Martin Cocker 0418429132
Meet under the pines by Windang Surf Club.A count that is part of the national
“Shorebirds 2020” Programme thatwill include: Windang Estuary, Why Juck Bay,
Purry Purry Point. Bring morning tea, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed shoes.




Saturday 28th July Illawarra Birders Photo Twitch


This year we are trying something new. A Photo Twitch.

As with our New Year’s Day Twitch it is the person that records the most bird species in one 24hr period (midnight on 27th July to midnight 28th July) who will be the winner.

Unlike most Twitchathons the record of the sighting must be a photo with only one bird in each photo with no cropping of photos allowed.

This doesn’t affect our normal photo comp which will still run at the end of the year.

Rules as follows:

Only one bird to appear in each photo. (No cropping)
The photo only needs to be good enough for ID purposes.
All photos must be taken on the day of the photo twitch
All photos must be taken in the Illawarra as described on Illawarrabirders.org
No flash photography is to be used.
No nests are to be in the photos
On completion of the twitch the total list of birds photographed is to be sent to daverower@gmail.com <mailto:daverower@gmail.com>  NOT YOUR PHOTOS.
The top photo twitcher will then be asked to submit their photos for scrutiny by the Committee.

The Committee’s decision is final.

Sunday 29th July Atlassing  at Integral Engery Park 8.30am



Leader Martin Cocker Mobile 0418429132
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 stating: “Integral Energy recreation Park” Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen and enclosed sturdy shoes.






Thursday 2nd August Lunch Time Walk in Botanic Gardens 12.30-1.30pm


Leader Martin Potter Mobile 0437683677
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.





Saturday 4th August Barren Grounds 8.30am


Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower Mobile 0421335037
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 600metres to the picnic area car park. Bring morning tea, water, hat sunscreen and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Tuesday 7th August 7.30pm Coniston Community Centre.
AGM and Members Night.


10th /12th August Booderee Weekend - Michelle Rower



Sunday 12th August Wader Count 8.30am



Leader Martin Cocker 0418429132
Meet under the pines by Windang Surf Club.A count that is part of the national
“Shorebirds 2020” Programme thatwill include: Windang Estuary, Why Juck Bay,.
Purry Purry Point. Bring morning tea, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed shoes.




Friday 24th August Tallawarra Ash Ponds 8.30am



Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower Mobile  0421335037
Meet on Yallah Bay Road which leads to the Energy Australia Tallwarra Power Station. This is only accessible from the princes Highway southbound from Dapto. If coming from the south you need to take the first Dapto exit and turn right onto the Princes Highway. Yallah Bay Road is the second left after this turn. Park n the left hand side of the road of Yallah Bay Road about 300 metres from the turn off opposite gate 37. Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen, plenty of water for the day and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.



Sunday 26th August  Atlassing at Croome  8:30 am


Leader Martin Cocker 0418429132
An atlas survey of this IB adopted site, is about 2hours duration. Mee at the oval car park at he end of the Tennis Court entrance on Croome Road, Albion Park Rail. Bring morning tea, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.