Illawarra Birders

Birding club based in
Wollongong, affiliated with Birdlife Australia

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Illawarra Birders Upcoming Activities

SPRING CAMP 2022 KARUAH

The following activities are Birding Outings. See the Home page for details of evening meetings.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS, INCLUDING VISITING BIRDERS AND THOSE NEW TO BIRDING WHO WANT TO TRY IT OUT. PLEASE CONTACT THE LEADER IF YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND, AND CHECK THIS PAGE IN CASE OF CANCELLATIONS.

Friday 30th September 8.30am Tallawarra Ashponds
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Half Day Walk

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 at the carpark opposite the security gates just before the bridge. Please send Dave Rower a text to book a spot. Bring morning tea, a hat and sturdy shoes.


Thursday 6th October, 12.30pm: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Leader: Martin Potter, Mobile 0437 683 677
This is an especially good event for new and inexperienced Birders

Lunchtime bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street), and a car park permit is no longer required. Please send Martin a text to book a spot if you would like to attend.


Sunday 9th October 8.30am- Fitzroy Falls Reservoir
Leader: Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132
Half Day Walk

Meet at the picnic area of Fitzroy Falls Reservoir on the Moss Vale to Nowra Road B73. We will then visit Robertson Nature Reserve, Wingecarribee Reservoir and Cecil Hoskins Reserve. Bring morning tea, lunch and a hat and sturdy shoes.


THURSDAY 13-SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER
SPRING CAMP
Based at Karuah in the Hunter region 300KM from Wollongong
Inquiries: Andrew Wood: andrew@awood.com.au 0401 907 035


Friday 28th October 8.30am Tallawarra Ashponds
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Half Day Walk

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 at the carpark opposite the security gates just before the bridge. Please send Dave Rower a text to book a spot. Bring morning tea, a hat and sturdy shoes.


Thursday 3rd November, 12.30pm: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Leader: Martin Potter, Mobile 0437 683 677
This is an especially good event for new and inexperienced Birders

Lunchtime bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street), and a car park permit is no longer required. Please send Martin a text to book a spot if you would like to attend.


Saturday 5th November Shoalhaven Heads or Lake Wollumboola 8:00am
Leader Ralph Stadus 0412244121

Full day excursion to see what Waders are about. Location will be decided closer to date based on conditions at both locations. Always an exciting day discovering what has arrived back from northern migration. We should have several spotting scopes. Both morning tea and lunch will be at the cars. Water and facilities at both locations. Wear good sun protection.


Saturday 12th November 8.00am Barren Grounds
Leader: Ralph Stadus and Nerida Hudspith, Mobile 0412 244 121
Half Day Walk

Follow Jamberoo Mountain Road approximately 9km towards Robertson. On the left-hand side of the road, you will see a Concealed Driveway sign. Very shortly after this turn left into the driveway for the reserve. Follow the dirt road approximately 500 metres to the car parkand picnic area. This is where we will meet for the walk. Please send Ralph a text to book a spot if you would like to attend. Bring morning tea, a hat and sturdy shoes.


Friday 25th November 8.30am Tallawarra Ashponds
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Half Day Walk

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 at the carpark opposite the security gates just before the bridge. Please send Dave Rower a text to book a spot. Bring morning tea, a hat and sturdy shoes.


Thursday 1st December, 12.30pm: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Leader: Martin Potter, Mobile 0437 683 677
This is an especially good event for new and inexperienced Birders

Lunchtime bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street), and a car park permit is no longer required. Please send Martin a text to book a spot if you would like to attend.

 


Other Activities

Birdhaven Festival
Shoalhaven
Three events on Oct 15th, 19th and 22nd
Website: http://www.birdlifeshoalhaven.org/upcoming.html


Australasian shorebird (Virtual) Conference
29-30 Oct 2022
Website: https://awsg.org.au/date-set-for-the-australasian-shorebird-conference/