Turquoise Parrot - Brian Fair

President   Jean Coady  0428295811

Treasurer Jan Hosking 02 67653848

Editor    Eric Fair   02 67697525

Website Coordinator Annabel Ashworth   0427694147


or email [email protected]

Membership Fees

FAMILY / HOUSEHOLD                                                           $35.00

ADULT                                                                                      $30.00

FAMILY CONCESSION [pension or distance]                         $25.00

STUDENT OR PENSIONER                                                    $20.00

Myna traps available

for purchase      $25

Phone 02 67697525

or visit Collins Bros. Bridge St Tamworth

(You collect)

Greeting cards

featuring photos taken by club members

$2 each plus postage (includes envelope)

Select from the 16 cards shown below

(4 shown per picture)

Send order to email address above, stating which bird

you would like on your cards.

Jack Peattie turns 100

One of the foundation members of Tamworth Birdwatchers turned 100 on 19 October 2021 

Jack and wife Marj (dec) were driving forces behind the development of our club.   They introduced many people to  birdwatching, led outings and campouts and kept in depth records of local birds.  They were ardent environmentalists whose greatest pleasure was to be out in the bush, helping with conservation projects.   Currawinya National Park was particularly important to them.

Jack has never lost his interest in birds and still reads a large print copy of our newsletter.   The last function he attended was the 20th anniversary of Tamworth Birdwatchers' inception.

He can be seen here cutting the cake at that function

Happy 100th Birthday Jack!

Watts Memorial unveiled at Barraba

  • Russ Watts "the Birdman of Barraba" and wife Jenny were honoured posthumously with the unveiling of a memorial in the riverside park at Barraba NSW on October 18th 2021.    Together with Barraba Shire Council, the Watts recognised the future potential of ecotourism and developed the Bird Routes of Barraba Shire.   This idea has since been taken up by various regions across Australia and has been instrumental in promoting both tourism and the conservation of birds and their habitats.   In particular it has helped to show the value of travelling stock routes.

Photos:      Above        Russ Watts  in 2018  photographed at the 20th birthday celebrations of Tamworth Birdwatchers.   Russ and Jenny were active members of our club for many years  and we have continued their work in promoting  bird routes within Tamworth Regional Council

                           Below left     The memorial plaque              Below right    Mayor of Tamworth Regional Council , Col Murray and    President of the Tamworth Birdwatchers  Inc. , Jean Coady    having just unveiled the  memorial

Saturday Outings

These are held on the last Saturday of each month.     Please confirm your attendance with the delegated Leader  (See Activities page). We usually meet at the car park behind the Tamworth Community Centre in Darling St, but please check with the leader as we sometimes change this.   We leave at 8.00am or 9.00am depending on destination and time of year.  Bring morning tea, lunch, folding chair, notebook and pencil, hat and binoculars.   You must prebook with the leader.   (See Activities page)

For further information, please contact any of the people listed at the top of this page.

Tamworth Birdwatchers and other invited guests at the unveiling of the Watts memorial at Barraba

TUESDAY MORNING BIRDWATCHING.   check meeting place and time with leader.   

The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month February to November. We usually meet at the car park behind the Tamworth Community Centre in Darling St, at 9am (8am during the hotter months) but you must prebook with the leader.   You will be told then if the meeting place or time has been changed.  Contact the leader, if known, otherwise Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553. These are great mornings and all members are welcome.


This is the Tamworth Birdwatchers' Polygon