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Monday 1st January 2018 New Years Day Twitch

Go birding in the Illawarra on New Year’s Day to find as many species as you can and then email your list to Terrill Nordstrom at terrillnordstrom1@gmail.com <mailto:terrillnordstrom1@gmail.com> , stating the location that you saw each species. The person who sees the most species will hold the title until the following year. The winner will be announced at the February meeting. Please note that key to Tallawarra Ashponds will be collected and held by Illawarra Birders Committee. Volunteers will provide access to those participating in the New Year’s Day Twitch between 11am and 2pm. Birds seen at Tallawarra outside these hours may not be counted in your total.




Saturday 6th January Budderoo

Leaders: David and Michelle Rower Phone 0421 335 037.    
Meet at 8.00amthe car park for Budderoo Fire Trail approx. 2.6km past the turn-off toBarren Grounds along Jamberoo Mountain Road. This car park is approximately 200metres along a dirt road. After the 60 km/h bends on Jamberoo Mountain Road thespeed goes back to 80km/h and you go up a slight hill. At the top is a dirt pull-off marked with two signs Budderoo Plateau and Budderoo National Park this is where the dirt road to access the track begins. Bring carry morning tea, hat, sunscreenand plenty water for the day.



Thursday 11th January Lunch time Walk in Botanic Gardens 12.30-1.30pm


Leader: Martin Potter Mobile No 0408 226 213
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.



Sunday 14th January Lake Wollumboola 8am



Leader Nerida Hudspith 0424417484
Meet in the car park at the intersection of East Cresent and The Lake Circuit at Culburra Beach. Bring morning tea, lunch, sunscreen, hat, water for the day and wear enclosed shoes.



Wednesday 17th January John Peat Reserve Camden


Leader Brian Deans Mobile 0412730604
If leaving from Wollongong. Take Picton Rd past the freeway and turn right into Menangle Rd, at Maldon. After 10kms, turn left on to Finns Rd. After 3.6kms, turn right on to Remembrance Driveway, after6kms this becomes the Camden bypass. Turn left onto Old Hume Hwy, after 3.3kms turn right just before the hospital on to Menangle Rd Camden. Take the third on the right Chellaston St and park at the end of the street. Alternatively use Google Maps directions to Chellaston St Camden. This walk will then continue to Mt Annan Botanical Gardens, morning tea and lunch will be in cafes. You are welcome to bring your own morning tea and lunch, also bring water for the day, sun screen, hat and wear enclosed shoes.


Sunday 21st January Wader Count 8.00am


Leader: Martin Cocker. Mobile 0418 429 132
Meet under the pines by Windang Surf Club. 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, sunscreen, and hat, wear enclosed shoes.



Monday 22nd January Tallawarra


Leaders Michelle and Dave Rower 040907815
8.00 am 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. If coming from the south you need to take the first Dapto exit and turn right onto the Princes Highway - Yallah Bay Road is second left after this turn. Park on the left-hand- side of Yallah Bay Road about 300 metres from the turn-off opposite gate 37. Bring morning tea, hat and sunscreen, plenty of water for the day,and wear enclosed shoes.



Thursday 1st February Lunch time Walk in Botanic Gardens 12.30-1.30pm



Leader: Martin Potter Mobile No 0408 226 213
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.



Sunday 4th February Atlassing at Croome 8.00am



Leader: Martin Cocker. Mobile 0418 429 132
An atlas survey of this IB adopted site, about 2 hrs duration. Meet at the oval car park at the end of the Tennis Court Entrance on Croome Road, Albion Park Rail. Bring morning tea, hat, sun screen and wear sturdy enclosed shoes.


Tuesday 6th February Evening Meeting Coniston Community Centre 7.30pm


Speaker Graham Barwell “Some Recent Birding Trips”
The talk will cover some of Graham’s post- retirement birding trips overseas [ India and Mexico] and into the Coral Sea. Please bring a plate to share.