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


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

Saturday Outings  

Prebooking is required - contact the leader

Aug 23 Tuesday Walk at Tim Watts Gowrie leader Annabel Ashworth, 0427 694 147

Aug 27 Saturday Outing to Gunnedah leader Louise Baker Ph.0409 287 278

Sep 13 Tuesday Walk to Tamworth Gardens leader Annabel Ashworth to be confirmed

Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner

July/August Sightings

Jul 30 Speckled Warbler, Brown-headed Honeyeater and Varied Sittella at Boonalla Aboriginal Area, TBW

Jul Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo 15 over South Tamworth, Joan Dunne, several other people have also reported sightings so maybe they are not so unusual any more

Jan Hosking Sightings

16 July: Flame Robin, 2 male plus 1 other, Myrl St Calala

20 July: Scarlet Robin, 1 male, Teamsters Rest, Nundle

20 July: Golden Whistler, Teamsters Rest, plus Crimson Rosella checking tree hollows Nundle

20 July: Wedge-tailed Eagle, 3, near Baldy Knob, off Duncans Creek Rd, Hanging Rock

23 July: Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, 3, flying over Gordon St Calala

23 July: Zebra Finch, male, collecting nesting material, Gordon St Calala (see photo below)

24 July: Flame Robin, 3 male plus 1 other, paddock north of Myrl St Calala

24 July: Double-barred Finch, possibly more than 40, paddock north of Myrl St Calala

3 August: Striated Pardalote, 2, Gordon St Calala

4 August: Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, 3, feeding in River Oaks near bridges on Calala Lane Calala AND UNUSUAL SIGHTINGS:


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

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