TAMWORTH BIRDWATCHERS Inc
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.”
• 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 6762 4553
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
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
Links- -USEFUL LINKS :-
Birding-Aus - A birding discussion group
NSW ORAC ( NSW Ornithological Appraisal Records Committee )
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