Illawarra Birders

Birding club based in
Wollongong, affiliated with Birdlife Australia



Birding Locations

Members Photos


Illawarra Birders Membership

Photograph of Illawarra Birders


Illawarra Birders is a strong and diverse club with over 100 members from all walks of life. Members span the spectrum from people just interested in birds, to those with a lifelong passion. We would love to have you join us.

You are welcome to attend 2 events before joining to determine if the club is for you.

To apply for membership, please send an email to with:

We will reply with the payment details

Annual membership fees:

Membership fees cover the July ‐ June year. Renewal of membership is due on July 1st each year.

New members
If you join after May 1st your membership will extend to June 30th next year.
If you join Jan 1st ‐ April 30th, your initial membership is reduced to $20 and covers membership until June 30th.

Our Mission

Illawarra Birders aim is to inspire the enjoyment, education, research and conservation of birds. Our mission is to build and encourage cooperation and partnerships between birding clubs and all levels of Government to ensure the conservation of bird species and their habitat.


Club Meetings

Visitors welcome

Coniston Community Centre
26 Bridge St Coniston
(adjacent to and east of the railway station)


Tuesday 7th May 2024, 7:30pm
Andrew Knowlson
Andrew is an Illawarra Birder with a wealth of local and international Birding experience.
Birds of New Zealand


Tuesday 4th June 2024, 7:30pm
Professor Edward Cowie
Are Birds Composers?

Tuesday 2nd July 2024, 7:30pm
Nigel Jacket ‐ via ZOOM
Night Parrot