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 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


Jul 31 Saturday Outing to Murrurundi area, 

Meet Opposite Murrurundi Tourist Information Centre, New England Highway, Murrurundi (9am)

Leader: Denise Kane PH: 0487 914 040

Aug 28 Saturday Outing

Sep 25 AGM and bird Walk at Botanic Gardens Tamworth at 10:00am

Australian King Parrot - Photo Bob Faulkner

May/June/July Sightings

May 11 Grey Goshawk (white morph) at Daruka Road Reserve, reported by a member of the public and confirmed by Denise Kane

Jun 5 Little Eagle, flying over Calala, Jan Hosking

Jun 17 Great Egret x 5, White-necked Heron x 3 in grass paddock on Goonoo Goonoo Creek, bottom of Terry Street Tamworth, John Homewood

Jun 18 Red-browed Finch, 8 at Myrl St Calala, Jan Hosking

Jun 20 Eastern Barn Owl at Gordon St Calala, Jan Hosking

Jun 23 Straw-necked Ibis, 108 on grass paddock adjacent to Calala Lane Tamworth, John Homewood

Jun 24 Eastern Spinebill, at Gordon St Calala, Jan Hosking

Jun 26 Eastern Barn Owl, Gordon and Myrl St Calala Jan Hosking

Jul 7-8 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, 4 over South Tamworth, Joan Dunne

Mid-late June – Hybrid Crimson-Eastern Rosella, Gordon St Calala

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