Birdwatching in Sydney

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Nestlings - for families with children aged 5 to 12
Birding with Cumberland Bird Observers
White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Nestlings outings are half-day activities especially designed for children aged 5 to 12, to introduce them to birdwatching in a way that is full of interest and fun to them. There are four Nestlings outings every year and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The outings are carefully planned to be within easy access for families living in Sydney, to explore a natural bushy kind of place with enough walking to be an achievable challenge to the children, and to give opportunities for them to look at bugs and bark and beaches as well as birds. Anything in fact that stirs their imaginations. Nestlings occasionally go spotlighting where there is the chance to see nocturnal birds like owls and frogmouths as well as possums.

Outings always conclude with a chat about what has been seen and a picture puzzle about birdlife. Spare binoculars are on loan if you don't have any.

Nestlings began in the early 1990s. Nestlings is jointly funded by the CBOC and Birding NSW.


Upcoming outings are:

July 23, 2017
Sunday 8.30am
Nestlings Outing - Sydney Olympic Park
Explore wet and dry habitats and watch action at a Sea-Eagle nest via screens at BirdLife Discovery Centre. Leader Renée Ferster Levy - 0412 131 528
October 22, 2017
Sunday 8.30am
Nestlings Outing - Sydney Park, St Peters
Nesting season! We may be lucky enough to see bush bird nests, and discover which birds use the restored wetlands. St Peters station is approx 6 minutes' walk from the kiosk. Leader Renée Ferster Levy - 0412 131 528

  1. Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 12 years.
  2. Must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
  3. Outings finish at about 11:30 am followed by a picnic lunch (please byo lunch and drinks).
  4. Please contact Renée Ferster Levy on 0412 131 528 or by email nestlings@cboc.org.au prior to the day of the outing for more information and to register your intention to attend. Thank you


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