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.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules


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.


• 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 0427 117 902


Saturday Outings  


Prebooking is required - contact the leader



Nov 22 Tuesday Walk, Watts’ place Gowrie, meet Gowrie Rd turnoff 8.30 AM, leader Annabel Ashworth 0427 694 147

Nov 26 Saturday Outing to Tamworth Botanic Gardens 8:00 AM leader Margaret Crisp 0483 811 754 AGM to follow at 10:00 AM 

Dec 3 Christmas Party at Bill and Margaret Crisps 228 Dunoon Rd Moore Creek

Dec 13 Tuesday Walk at Eric Fairs 216 Fairs Rd (last one for 2022)

Jan 7 Sheba Dam Outing Leader Joan Dunne 0427 117 902

Feb 14 Tuesday Walk (1st one for 2023) tba



Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner



Interesting Sightings


October/November Sightings

Oct 15 Crimson Rosella, East Tamworth, Jane Morris

Oct 16 Leaden Flycatcher pair and Varied Sittella Teamsters Rest TSR, Nundle, Jan Hosking

Oct 18 Scarlet Robin pair, Red-browed Treecreeper, Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo at

Curracabundi NP

Jan Hosking

Oct 18 Jacky Winter at Port Stevens Cutting Jan Hosking

Nov 6 Double-barred Finch 10 at Calala, Jan Hosking

Oct 31 Musk Lorikeet 4-6 in Bottlebrush Tree, Goonoo Goonoo Rd., Tamworth Elain Herington

Nov 3 Australasian Figbird at Ruby’s Café, Peel St Tamworth, Jan Hosking

Nov Nearby house in Kingswood saw a pair of White-faced Herons build a nest in a eucalypt in their backyard and raise 4 chicks. The birds have used the same tree for nesting in the last three years. Euan Leckie

Budgerigars - Photo: Denise Kane

Links- -USEFUL LINKS :-

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

Making Nestboxes - links

Neil Hermes - Canberra based ornithologist - answers questions, leads tours etc