Bird Week: 17-23 October 2022


The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard, no matter where your backyard might be — whether it's a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, a farm, down by the beach, or the main street of town.

All you need to take part is 20 minutes and your favourite outdoor space - you don't even have to leave home, making it the ultimate COVID-safe activity! As well as contributing to BirdLife Australia's knowledge of Aussie Birds, you will have the chance to win some great prizes! Head to the website and register as a Counter today.

Dates for 2022: 12 and 19 February


The Great Inland Glossy Count is back again in 2022. 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:

  • 12 February - Pilliga Forests and surrounds (registrations close on 9 February)

  • 19 February - Goonoo National Park and surrounds (registrations close on 16 February)


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants are required to register via the NPWS Volunteer portal.

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Conference tickets are available from 


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. 

Dates for 2022: 12/13 March


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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Links to other Information

Invitation, Registration form and Accommodation options