Birdwatching in Sydney
|with the Cumberland Bird Observers' Club
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday night of every month at the ‘Friendship Room’ at Wesley Castle Hill Uniting Church, corner of Kentwell and Showground Roads, Castle Hill. Vehicles may enter from Worthing Road at the rear, or from Showground Road itself.
Meetings usually consist of guest speakers (some from overseas), "bird of the night" where we learn identification tips, then time to socialise over a free cup of coffee, tea or orange juice. There is also time to enter your bird sightings in the Interesting Observations book.
If you don't have a car, give us a call and we can try to arrange someone to pick you up. Meetings last until about 9.30pm or 10pm.
Don't be shy - come along and say g'day.
third Tuesday of every month at 8pm
||The ‘Friendship Room’ at Wesley Castle Hill Uniting Church, corner of Kentwell and Showground Roads, Castle Hill. Vehicles may enter from Worthing Road at the rear, or from Showground Road itself.
|January 16||Members' Night|
This is your opportunity to show some of your favourite photographs, tell members of your travels or interesting birding experiences. Please keep your contributions to ten minutes or less. Please let Tony Dymond know by the December meeting if you intend to participate.
|February 20||Emu Research|
Julia Ryeland. Julia is a PhD Candidate at the Hawkesbury Institute for the environment. She is undertaking some research into Emus by way of feathers collected across eastern Australia and will examine patterns of dispersal, diet and gene flow. This will help to understand how to better manage geographically isolated populations, such as the NSW endangered coastal population.
|March 20||Australian Wildlife Conservancy work at North Head|
Shauna Chadlowe. AWC is an independent non-profit NGO committed to the conservation of Australian animal species and their habitats. To achieve this mission, it has established a network of sanctuaries around Australia which it manages, implements practical on-ground conservation programs, conducts scientific research and hosts visitor programs.
|April 17||The Powerful Owl Project|
Dr Beth Mott. The Powerful Owl Project rounds up soon. Come along to hear all the exciting happenings for urban Powerful Owls in the Sydney Basin.
|May 15||Modern birds prefer to go topless |
|June 19||"Penguins of the world... so far" |
|July 17||The Sea-Eagles |
|August 21||AGM + Members Night |
|September 18||Acoustic monitoring |
|October 16||The Feather Map Project |
|November 20|| |
|December 18||Christmas Party|
Quizzes, games and finger food. Come along and enjoy this social evening. Please bring a half plate of food, drinks supplied by the club.