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.

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


We had resumed our Tuesday morning bird walks on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, however not when in lockdown

The contact person is Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553

SATURDAY OUTINGS     (Lockdowns permitting)

Sep 25 Saturday Outing Lake Keepit Meeting Place & Time: Tamworth Community Centre Carpark, Darling Street, Tamworth (to leave at 9am)

Leader: Lyn Allen PH: 0478 226 051

Sept 28 Tuesday Bird Walk - Woolamin

Leader Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553

Oct 30 Saturday outing

Nov 27 AGM and bird Walk at Botanic Gardens Tamworth at 10:00am

Dec 4 Christmas Party - Margaret & Bill Crisp’s

Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner

August/September Sightings

Aug 1 Australasian Darter on Calala Creek at Calala, Jan Hosking, Photo below


Aug 9 Red-browed Finch, 14, and Rufous Whistler pair at Calala, Jan Hosking

Aug 12 Australian Owlet-nightjar Juvenile, Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Elaine Herrington via Joan Dunne

Aug 13 Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, 2, Oxley Vale. Annabel Ashworth

Aug 15 Hybrid Rosella at Calala, Jan Hosking

Aug 16 Nankeen Kestrel, 3 pair at Calala, Jan Hosking

Aug 17 Misteltoebird at Calala, Jan Hosking

Aug 21 Golden-headed Cisticola at Locks Lane, Tamworth, a second one heard, Annabel Ashworth

Aug 23 Dusky Woodswallows, 2, at Dunoon Road Moore Creek, Margaret and Bill Crisp

Aug 30 Rufous Whistler female at Calala, Jan Hosking

Aug 25 Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater at Dunoon Road, Moore Creek, Margaret and Bill Crisp

Aug 29 White-eared Honeyeater at Wallaby Track, Gunnedah, Martine Moran via Louise Baker

Aug 30 Rufous Whistler female at Calala, Jan Hosking

Aug Regent Honeyeaters, Coonoor TSR, via Frances Wright

Aug Swift Parrots seen near Wean via Frances Wright

Aug Little Corellas 8 at Daruka Road, Moore Creek, first time at this site, Lynden Treneman also Spotted Bowerbird

Sep 1 Rufous Whistler juvenile at Calala, Jan Hosking

Sep 6 Australasian Figbird female off Daruka Road, Tamworth, Annabel Ashworth

James Ardill visited Moonbi Common on September 4 at 10:30 am for 3 hours and here is the list he came away with, 26 species in total: Laughing Kookaburra 3,Galah 5, Crimson Rosella 4, Eastern Rosella 16, Turquoise Parrot 4, Superb Fairy-wren 6, Striped Honeyeater 2, Red Wattlebird 10, White-plumed Honeyeater 20, Yellow-faced Honeyeater 4, Speckled Warbler 2, Yellow-rumped Thornbill 2, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike 1, Grey Shrike-Thrush 8, Pied Currawong 3, Australian Magpie 2, Dusky Woodswallow 4, Willie Wagtail 10, Grey Fantail 2, Apostlebird 7, Jacky Winter 2, Eastern Yellow Robin

2, Mistletoebird 1, Red-browed Finch 12, Double-barred Finch 4, Welcome Swallow 8.

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

Making Nestboxes - links