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CBOC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY 15 AUGUST 2023

The AGM will be held at the Friendship Room of the Wesley Uniting Church Castle Hill at 7.30pm.

Further information for the AGM can be accessed by clicking the links below:

For further information, contact Coralie Turner-Morris on secretary@cboc.org.au

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Contact

Elisabeth Karplus  |  emhodson@exemail.com.au

Dates for 2023: Weekends of 17-19 March and 22-24 September

GRENFELL KBA BIRD SURVEYS

Elisabeth Karplus from Birding NSW organises twice-yearly surveys of 30 sites within the Grenfell KBA.  CBOC members are welcome to participate in these surveys.

The survey itself will take place on Saturday morning. The weekend also generally includes a meal together on Friday evening, a barbecue on the Saturday evening and then a walk at Company Dam on Sunday morning. 

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To listen to the lecture from Dropbox: Prof Stephen Garnett lecture.

ARNOLD MCGILL MEMORIAL LECTURE by 
PROF STEPHEN GARNETT - December 2022

Birding NSW have kindly offered to share the audio of their Arnold McGill Memorial Lecture from December 2022 by Prof Stephen Garnett who is lead Author of the Action Plan for Australian Birds over four decades.

The link to the lecture is on the right and is the Audio only; there were also slides shown which are not available on this link.

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Booking and more infomation:

https://www.trybooking.com/CJXRK

Saturday 2 September 2023

BIGNET & HUNTER BIRD FORUM

Hunter Bird Observers Club in conjuction with the Bird Interest Group Network (BIGNet) is holding a conference in the Hunter Wetlands Centre, 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland.

The program includes various guest speakers and the BIGNet General meeting.

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Contact

Wendy Fox  |  southernnsw@birdlife.org.au

Dates for 2023: Weekend of 6-7 May, August date TBC

REGENT HONEYEATER TREE PLANTING

CBOC members have been participating for over 25 years in the Regent Honeyeater tree planting project in the Capertee Valley near Lithgow.  The project has carried out tree-plantings twice a year on properties in the valley.  Tree and shrub seedlings are planted to create or enhance habitat for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater and other woodland species.  In that time the project has planted a total area of 226 hectares, on 52 properties, with 133,000 trees and shrubs.

This tree planting project is part of the the Capertee Valley Regent Honeyeater Recovery Project which is run by BirdLife Southern NSW.  For more information, refer to our our Conservation actions.

Saturday 22 April at 2pm

BIRDLIFE SOUTHERN NSW AGM

 The BirdLife Southern NSW AGM will be held via Zoom on Saturday, 22 April at 2:00 to 3:00pm. This is Earth Day with the official 2023 theme of Invest in Our Planet. There will be a series of short presentations followed by a short formal meeting. The guest speakers are:

Matt Herring on the Bitterns in Rice project

Sue Proust on the Cowra Woodlands Bird Program

Mick Roderick on the Regent Honeyeater Project

Sunday 30 April 2023 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

BIRDLIFE AUSTRALIA: WHAT WOULD STRONGER NATURE LAWS LOOK LIKE?

Join BirdLife Australia President Martine Maron on Sunday April 30th to hear about the choice we face – and how to put our birds on the path to recovery.

The Albanese Government is rewriting our national nature laws for the first time in over 20 years.

Strong new laws are our big chance to stop the destruction and restore wildlife, land, and seascapes.

But, it will take your support in 2023 to keep the reforms on track.

With the right conservation actions and mechanisms in place to protect habitat we can restore species. Join us to hear the role you can play in turning things around. Places are limited so please make sure you register

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Contact

Vera O'Donovan  |  vera.odonovan@environmentnsw.gov.au or 0409 964 102

Dates for 2023:
Castlereagh NR: Thurs 13 April and Wednesday 19 April
Windsor Downs NR: Saturday 23 April

EASTER HOLIDAY BIRD WALKS ON CUMBERLAND PLAIN

Well-known ‘Avianator’ and CBOC member Mark Fuller has teamed up with National Parks and Wildlife to lead a series of family-friendly bird walks over the Easter holidays. Walks start at 7:30am and last for two hours.

Dates for 2023: 18 and 25 February

GREAT INLAND GLOSSY COUNT

The Great Inland Glossy Count is back again in 2023. This is part of a project aiming to secure the inland population of the Glossy Black Cockatoo in NSW, coordinated by the Central West Local Land Services in partnership with NSW NPWS, Forest Corp NSW and the Dubbo Field Naturalists.

Dates for the surveys this year are as follows:

  • 18 February - Pilliga Forests and surrounds (registrations close on 15 February)

  • 25 February - Goonoo National Park and surrounds (registrations close on 22 February)

 

All participants are required to register via the NPWS Volunteer portal.

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More info, registration and donations

http://www.twitch24nsw.org/

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October

NSW and ACT TWITCHATHON

The 2022 NSW and ACT Twitchathon will take place on the weekend of October  29-30, 2022. There will be only one Twitchathon weekend this year. The rules for the 30 hr and 3 hr Twitchathons are unchanged from 2021. Following the responses to the questionnaire sent out following the 2021 Twitchathon, we have decided that the 8 hour Twitchathon would be replaced by a 12 hour Twitchathon.

 

Last year we had 34 teams – 8 in the 30 hr Twitch, 22 in the 8 hr Twitchathon and 4 in the 3 hr Birdathon. We hope that we will have as many teams in 2022. Once again there will be no prizes.

 

The 2022 Twitchathon will be supporting a research project on Gang Gang Cockatoos

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Conference tickets are available from www.lls.nsw.gov.au/bitternsummit 

AUSTRALIAN BITTERN SUMMIT 2022

The iconic Australasian Bittern is the focus of a summit in Leeton on 1-4 February 2022, designed to advance the conservation of this cryptic species. 

The Australasian Bittern Conservation Summit 2022 is a unique opportunity to connect with scientists, conservationists, wetland managers, birdwatchers and farmers who share a passion for Bitterns. 

Bitterns are listed as an endangered species in Australia and only about 2,000 birds remain globally, so we are keen to connect with people who have an interest in its survival. 

CBOC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY 16 AUGUST 2022

The AGM will be held at the Friendship Room of the Wesley Uniting Church Castle Hill at 7.30pm.

Further information for the AGM can be accessed by clicking the links below:

For further information, contact Coralie Turner-Morris on secretary@cboc.org.au

Dates for 2022: 12/13 March

BIGNET CONFERENCE MEGALONG VALLEY

The Bird Interest Group Network (BIGNet) is holding a conference in the Megalong Valley near Blackheath and CB OC members are welcome to attend.

The theme of the weekend is “Migration”.

The program on Saturday includes a Conservation workshop in the morning and a seminar on Bird Migration in the afternoon.  Sunday includes an early morning bird walk and the BIGNet General meeting.

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Contact

Mark Ley |  mark.ley@outlook.com

Links to other Information

Invitation, Registration form and Accommodation options

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Contact

Rob Dunn  |  president@birdlifeshoalhaven.org

Saturday 22 October 2022

BIRD HAVEN FESTIVAL SHOALHAVEN

The Bird Haven Festival hosted by BirdLife Shoalhaven is returning in 2022 bringing hundreds of people together in Shoalhaven Heads to celebrate birds and learn more about their behaviour, habitat and conservation. It will be held on Saturday, 22 October from 11:00am to 5.30pm with registration from 10.30am at the Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club, 76 Shoalhaven Heads Road.

Leading ornithologists and researchers will speak about their work in bird conservation and the ecology of some of our bird species. The keynote speaker will be Dr David Lindenmayer.

The price of tickets are $70, including afternoon tea/coffee and lunch.

Details of the program and other associated events are available at http://www.birdlifeshoalhaven.org/upcoming.html

Tickets for the Conference can only be purchased on-line – go to https://events.humanitix.com/2022-bird-haven-festival-conference

Sunday 23 October 2022

BIGNET MEETING SHOALHAVEN HEADS

The next Bird Interests Group Network (BIGNET) meeting hosted by BLSNSW will be held on Sunday, 23 October at the Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre on the same weekend as the Bird Haven Festival - Shoalhaven. Representatives of all birding club members are invited to attend.

The program will commence with a bird walk at 7am, followed by the meeting from 9:00am to 2.30pm. Further program details will be available closer to the event.

There is no charge to attend but registration is required on-line at https://events.humanitix.com/birds-interest-group-network-meeting

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Contact

Judy Harrington  |   judyharrington60@gmail.com

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