TAMWORTH BIRDWATCHERS Inc
Crimson Rosella - photo Bob Faulkner
Covid-19 and TBW Outings (V170920)
• It is the aim of the TBW Committee to run TBW Outings in a Covid Safe Way.
• This is in addition to the normal safety rules.
Motion passed at Committee Meeting (28/8/20):-
Should there be Covid restrictions the leader of each outing will be responsible for checking the current Covid restrictions on the NSW Website.
The leader will advise participants of the restrictions at the start of the outing.”
• It is the responsibility of each participant to follow the Leader(s)’ instructions.
Members & guests agree to this understanding when they sign on.
• The Leaders are volunteers and need your support, especially during this difficult time.
• Pre-booking is essential. Contact the Leader to book your place
PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2022
Tuesday morning birdwalks
Tuesday morning birdwalks on second and fourth Tuesdays at 8am.
Prebooking is required
The contact person is Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553
Prebooking is required - contact the leader
Sep 13 Tuesday Walk to Tamworth Gardens Retirement Estate leader Annabel Ashworth, 0427 694 147
Sep 24 Saturday Outing to Warrabah NP leader Eric Fair 6769 7525, 0429 697 525
Sep 27 Tuesday Walk to Carroll area leader Geraldine Austin 0435 366 727
Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner
Aug 23 Yellow-billed Spoonbill beside the New England Highway just south of Tamworth, TBW
Aug 23 Australasian Figbird, 15+ at Gowrie, Douglas Road , Gowrie, south of Tamworth
Aug 24 Golden Whistler at Erwin St South Tamworth, first time at this site, Joan Dunne,
Aug 29 Zebra Finch 40+and Red-browed Finch 75+ at the end of Higgins Lane Oxley Vale, Annabel Ashworth, hasn’t seen that many finches for many years
James Ardill’s Sightings
Aug 10—12 1 Australasian Figbird male at Pine Street Kootingal
Aug 15 3 Royal Spoonbills at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School (MAHS)
Aug 15 2 Pied Butcherbirds at O’Briens Lane near Farrer MAHS (regulars)
Aug 19 1 Striated Pardalote at Botanic gardens
Aug 19 Several Striated Thornbills at Botanic gardens
Aug 19 2 Eastern Spinebills at Botanic Gardens
Aug 19 1 Mistletoebird male at Botanic Gardens
Aug 19 6 Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike at NE Highway Nemingha
Aug 19 6 Brown Honeyeaters at Liberty Church with at least 1 fledging
Aug 19 2 Nankeen Kestrels at Liberty Church (regulars)
Aug 19 6 Speckled Warblers at Botanic gardens
Aug 20 2 White-faced Herons at Farrer MAHS
Aug 22 2 Australian King-parrots (pair) at O’Briens Lane near Farrer MAHS
Jan Hosking’s sightings
19 August: 3 Silvereyes, Gordon St Calala
20 August: Hybrid Rosella, returning to my garden at Gordon St after a long absence.
22 August: 6 Torresian Crows, Gordon St Calala
24 August: 1 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Calala Lane Calala
24 August: 1 Grey Fantail, 1 male Rufous Whistler, 2 Striated Pardalotes, in my garden Gordon St Calala
26 August: 1 Grey Fantail, 2 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos, Gordon St Calala.
29 August: John and I went out to Wondobah State Conservation Area, looking for terrestrial orchids (we found 5 species), and I saw 2 Brown Treecreepers, and the first Dusky Woodswallow that I’ve seen this season. It was a good day, with 30 species seen in all.
Budgerigars - Photo: Denise Kane
Links- -USEFUL LINKS :-
Birding-Aus - A birding discussion group
NSW ORAC ( NSW Ornithological Appraisal Records Committee )
Graeme Chapman Natural History Photographer
Michael Dahlem Birds of Australia (Narrabri birdwatcher and photographer)
Wirefence - a UK based collection of useful birding resources for all ages
Making Nestboxes - links
Neil Hermes - Canberra based ornithologist - answers questions, leads tours etc