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Other groups also organise birding activities and events which many CBOC members can participate in.  These vary from collecting data on the birds that we love, to providing help with habitat restoration and other important conservation initiatives.  

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Julian Reed |

Dates for 2023: 11/12 Feb 2023, 15-16 April, 15-16 July, 14-15 October


The Cowra Woodland Birds Program seeks to address concerns that woodland birds appear to be declining in rural landscapes in the Cowra district.  Its activities involve bird surveys and monitoring of the gathered data, as well as habitat restoration and conservation.  The program runs quarterly bird surveys on 94 sites in the district to provide data which can assist the conservation of the local birds and their habitat.  For more information, refer to our our Conservation actions.

CBOC members have been participating in these surveys for many years.  The surveys are done on both the Saturday and Sunday mornings, with social functions on the Friday and Saturday nights.

Dates for 2023: 18 and 25 February


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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Wendy Fox  |

Dates for 2023: Weekend of 6/7 May


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.

Dates for 2023: Tuesdays - Tuesdays for 9 weeks from 5 Sept TBC


Every year Cumberland Bird Observers Club partners with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority to carry out the Spring Bird Census.  CBOC members survey over 45 sites around Sydney Olympic Park and Bicentennial Park.  Surveys start in September, continue for eight weeks, and are conducted on Tuesday mornings.  Even if you are unable to commit to the full 8 weeks, your help on some survey days will be useful and appreciated.  An information and training session is held on the Tuesday morning the week before the first survey.

For more information, refer to our Conservation actions.

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Heather Pearce  |

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Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 November 2023


the 2023 Australasian Ornithological Conference will be held in Brisbane from 28-30 November 2023 with events the day before and after (workshops, field trips, a board meeting, socials etc.).

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