Illawarra Birders

Birding club based in
Wollongong, affiliated with Birdlife Australia



Birding Locations



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 3rd October 2023, 7:30pm

Shoshana Rapley, Research Assistant, ANU
Translocation of Bush Stone-curlews: preventing this ghostly bird from haunting us from extinction.

Shoshana is a PhD candidate with the Fenner School at ANU working on bird conservation and translocation science. She also works for CSIRO studying waterbird movements.

Tuesday 7th November 2023, 7:30pm

David Winterbottom
The birds and beasts of 12 RAMSAR wetland sites in Africa

David is an Illawarra Birders member and lifetime Birder with a wealth of Birding experience in Africa, where he lived for many years.