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


Oct 22 No Social Meeting

Oct 24 Saturday Outing to Gunnedah, leader Annabel Ashworth 0427 694 147

Nov 26 No Social Meeting

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

For further in formation please contact the Acting President on 0428295811

Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner


Aug 20 Turquoise Parrots at Limbri, Sue and Rob Dorrington

Aug Green Catbird reported from Barraba feeding on privet berries in the town on two consecutive days, Friend of Rosemary Milson’s

Sep 5 Mistletoebird pair in garden at Gordon Street Calala, Jan Hosking

Sep 8 Australian King-Parrot 8 +1 Red-winged Parrot and 2 Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters at Kootingal, James Ardill

Sep 8 Little Friarbird at Peel River, Tamworth, David Godden

Sep 9 White-bellied Sea-Eagle 1km from Limbri down the Cockburn River, John Homewood

Sep 12 Rainbow Bee-eater pair at Currabubula, Joan Dunne

Sep 13 Medium sized raptor using fence on Duri/Dungowan Road to secure a brown snake so it could skin and eat it, Gordon Garradd

Sep 13 Black Falcon, 2 flying over Calala, Jan Hosking

Sep 13 Barn Owl heard for about 10 minutes at midnight at Calala, Jan Hosking

Sep 14 Black-fronted Dotterel male at Quipolly Dam, David Godden

Sep 14 Black Swan pair with 4 cygnets and Australasian Grebe at Old Quipolly Dam, Robyn Munro

Sep 15 Rainbow Bee-eaters eating bees around poronia vine in full flower, Gordon Garradd

Sep 15 Sacred Kingfisher in garden in Gordon Street, Calala and it was back 22 and 30 September, Jan Hosking

Sep 17 Channel-billed Cuckoo at East Tamworth, Annabel Ashworth

Sep 18 Channel-billed Cuckoo pair mating at Dunoon Rd Moore Creek, Jean Coady

Sep 18 Channel-billed Cuckoo pair eating cotoneaster berries at Ravensfield, Appleby Lane, Tamworth, Eric Fair

Sep 22 Yellow-faced Honeyeater at Oxley Vale, first time at this site, Annabel Ashworth

Sep 22 Southern Boobook in East Tamworth, Penny Turner

Sep 22 Great Cormorant and Australian Wood Duck pair with 11 ducklings on Peel River, Tamworth, David Godden

Sep 23 Channel-billed Cuckoo at Loomberah, first sighting this season, Gordon Garradd

Sep 26 Diamond Dove, Diamond Firetail, Dusky Woodswallow, Purple-backed (Variegated) Fairy-wren, Rufous Songlark, Golden Whistler and White-throated Gerygone at Bundarra, Joan Dunne, see trip report for full list

Sep 27 Blue-billed Duck and Australasian, Hoary-headed and Great Crested Grebe at Quipolly Dam, Annabel Ashworth and Eric Fair

Sep 28 Sacred Kingfisher in garden at “Ravensfield” Appleby Lane, Tamworth, Eric Fair

Sep 30 Australian King-Parrot nesting in river red gum tree near Goonoo Goonoo Creek, South Tamworth, John Homewood

Sep Common Bronzewing at Dunoon Road, Moore Creek, on and off for a couple of weeks, Jean Coady

Sep Brown Magpie at John Hollands neighbours place at Daruka Estate, Tamworth

Sep Magpies flying upside dawn for short distance in various places around Loomberah whilst swooping, Gordon Garradd

Oct 1 Eastern Koel heard at Calala, first for the season, Jan Hosking

Oct 1 Azure Kingfisher at “Ravensfield”, Appleby Lane Tamworth, 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