Illawarra Birders

Birding club based in
Wollongong, affiliated with Birdlife Australia



Birding Locations













Issues of Current Concern

Illawarra Birders members Terrill Nordstrom and Dave Rower have been closely monitoring the birdlife on Mount Keira, and the data they have collected will be very important for future conservation issues regarding the escarpment. Read their report in this PDF document: Mount Keira Bird Report

Mountain bike plan for the Illawarra
Illawarra Escarpment Mountain Bike Strategy and the club submissions in response: 1, 2, 3

Tallawarra Ash Ponds
We have sent a letter to the representatives for the development of the local Tallawarra Ash Pond area offering to assist with survey statistics and provide information when this development goes ahead to try to minimise the impact the development will have on the wetland species that utilise this area.

Lake Wollumboola
In January Lake Wollumboola and the proposed changes to zoning in this area were highlighted in the local media. The club wrote a letter to the minister for Planning and Infrastructure and has offered assistance to the group involved in fighting for this area.


Act for Birds [external link]


World Wetlands Day [external link]


Since the club’s inception, as Birders we aim to act for the preservation of bird species and their habitat. Working with and lobbying local government and developers, working to maintain the diverse bird and other wildlife of our region and beyond is our imperative.