Illawarra Birders Inc

Wednesday 20th June 7 pm. Spotlighting at Girl Guide Camp


Leader: Terrill Nordstrom  0420848713 Meet at the gate at the Girl Guide Camp at 7 pm. Drive along Mount Keira Rd from Wollongong turn left after Byarong Park Picnic area into Kum Ba Yah Guide camp. Bring warm clothing, enclosed study shoes and a torch.

Sunday 24th June 8:30am Atlassing at Bellambi

Leader Martin Cocker Mobile 0418429132
An atlas survey of this IB adopted site, about 2hours duration. Meet in the carpark at Armour Street Bellambi, bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen and wear sturdy enclosed shoes.

Tuesday 3 July 2018, Evening Meeting, 7.30pm Coniston Community Centre

Speaker: Fred Van Gessel, ‘Birding in Borneo’

Fred has published various CDs on bird calls including ‘Bird Calls of the Greater Sydney Region and ‘Nightbirds - Owls, Nightjars and Frogmouths’. He is also the main contributor to the Apps ‘Pizzey & Knight - Birds of Australia, Digital Edition and ‘Australian Birds’.  His talk centres around Sabah and Sarawak where he spent 3 weeks sound recording the diverse wildlife.  In Sarawak he spent 3 days up a mountain top in very primitive conditions and pouring rain, without electricity and basic amenities.  The birding, however, was excellent.  Please bring a plate.

Thursday 5th July 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 7th July Bargo River Walk  8.30am

Leaders Nerida Hudspith and Michelle Rower Mobile 0424417484
Access from Bargo River Road (off Remembrance Driveway). Turn into Bargo River Road and cross the railway line. Take the next turn left- Fire Road and park on the grass beside the river on the left. Please bring morning tea, lunch, water, hat , sunscreen and wear sturdy enclosed shoes.

Tuesday 10th July  Tallawarra Ash Ponds 8.30am

Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower 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.

Thursday 12th July Box Vale Track Mittagong 8:30pm

Nerida Hudspith Mobile 0424417484
From Mittagong town centre continue along the old Hume Highway towards Berrima 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, in 50 metres turn left into sign posted track and follow signs to picnic area car park. This an all day 6k walk medium level, your may need a small torch for the tunnel. Please bring morning tea, lunch, plenty of water, hat, sunscreen, suitable warm clothing and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.

Saturday 14th July Budderoo Fire Trail 8:30 am

Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower Mobile 0421335037
Meet at the car park for Budderoo Fire Trail approx 2.6km past turn-off to Barren Ground on Jamberoo Mountain Road.This car park is approximately 200 metres along a dirt road. After the 60 km/h bends on Jamberoo Moutain Road the speed goes back to 80km/h and you go up a slight hill. At the top is a dirt pull-off with two signs Budderoo Plateau and Budderoo National park this is where the dirt road to access the track begins. Bring morning tea, plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and wear enclosed sturdy shoes. Morning tea will be carried. 

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.

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