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):-

“While there are 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.”

Please note:

• 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.

• Currently, numbers are limited to 30 people for our outings.

• Pre-booking is essential. Contact the Leader to book your place


We have resumed our Tuesday morning bird walks on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

The contact person is Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553


Nov 28 Saturday Outing to Blue Hole, Armidale and Dangars Lagoon, leader Joan Dunne, 0427 117 902

Dec 5 Christmas Party at Margaret and Bill Crisps, 228 Dunoon Rd. Moore Creek,

Jan 9 Annual Outing to Sheba Dam, leader Joan Dunne 0427 117 902

Normal Tuesday and Saturday outings will recommence in February 2021 

For further in formation please contact the Acting President on 0428295811

Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner


October  November Sightings

Oct 6 Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo, Leaden Flycatcher,White-throated Gerygone, Spotted Pardalote and nest at Omara, Niangla, Jan Hosking

Oct 8 Sacred Kingfisher at Gordon St Calala, Jan Hosking, see photo below

Oct 12 Red-browed Treecreeper, Satin Bowerbird, Scarlet Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin, Varied Sittella, Striated Pardalote and nest at Curracabundi NP, Jan Hosking

Oct 6 Australasian Figbird in East Tamworth, Penny Turner

Oct 20 Spotted Harrier at “Ravensfield” Appleby Lane, Tamworth, Eric Fair

Oct 21 Musk Lorikeet, 30+ as well as the usual Rainbow Lorikeets in Bottlebrush bushes at Kootingal, James Ardill

Oct 21 Rainbow Bee-eater 3 hawking insects at Peel river, Tamworth, Euan Leckie

Oct 21 Glossy Black-Cockatoo, 2 at Appleby Bridge, Tamworth, Denise Kane

Oct 22 Red-winged Parrot at ”Ravensfield” Appleby Lane, Tamworth, Eric Fair

Oct 23 Eastern Koel male in mulberry tree for several days at Kootingal, James Ardill

Oct 26 Plum-headed Finch, approximately 50 at Goonoo Goonoo Creek, Calala, John Homewood

Oct 28  Rufous Fantail at Attunga State Forest, Denise Kane

Oct 31 Musk Lorikeet, 7 at Calala, Jan Hosking

Nov Channel-billed Cuckoo, 2 being chased by 10 very noisy Little Corellas at Calala, Jan Hosking

Nov Satin Bowerbird, male and female, Weebill, Red-browed Treecreeper, Wedge-tailed Eagle being harassed by 6 Australian Ravens at Curracabundi NP, Jan Hosking

Nov White-backed Swallow at Peel River near Jewry St, Tamworth, Annabel Ashworth

Nov Stubble Quail, Plum-headed Finch, Rainbow Bee-eaters at Appleby Lane , Annabel Ashworth

Budgerigars - Photo: Denise Kane


The Internet Bird Collection

Birdlife Australia

Ausbird  - the Australia Birding Directory

NSW Bird Atlassers Inc

Tourism Tamworth

Birding-Aus - A birding discussion group

NSW ORAC ( NSW Ornithological Appraisal Records Committee )

Grey falcon study

Eremaea Birds

Cumberland Bird Observers Club,Sydney

Hunter Bird Observers Club

Hastings Birdwatchers Inc

Manning Great Lakes Birdwatchers Inc

Toowoomba Bird Observers

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