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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Heather Pearce  |  outings@cboc.org.au

Dates for 2022: Tuesdays - Tuesdays for 9 weeks from 6 Sept


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.

Monday 3 October (Labour Day long weekend)


The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is also running a campaign at the moment to protect Australia's unique nature and environment. This campaign is called Save Our Big Backyard. As part of this campaign, local ACF community groups are holding nature events.


On Monday 3 October, which is the Labour Day public holiday, the ACF Greater Western Sydney Community Group is holding a Picnic and Nature Treasure Hunt at Lizard Log picnic area in Western Sydney Parklands. One of the activities will be spotting and identifying birds of western Sydney.

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More info and booking

ACF Greater Western Sydney Picnic

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Julian Reed |  julianr@homemail.com.au

Dates for 2022/2023: 15/16 Oct 2022, 11/12 Feb 2023


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.

Saturday 22 October 2022


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

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Rob Dunn  |  president@birdlifeshoalhaven.org

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Judy Harrington  |   judyharrington60@gmail.com

Sunday 23 October 2022


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

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.

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Wendy Fox  |  southernnsw@birdlife.org.au