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The Christmas Picnic will be held on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 5pm at Integral Park, Darkes Road, Dapto.

A BBQ will be provided consisting of sausages, onion and bread. If you wish to bring your own meat please do so. Bring your own salads and drinks, chairs and tables. We’ll be birding in the park before the BBQ, so bring your binocs.

Thanks in advance to our able chefs Neil and Tom!


Monday 11th December 2017 at 7.00pm - NOTE EARLY START WITH INTERVAL AT 8.00PM. Fairy Meadow Community Hall, Cnr. of Cambridge Avenue & Princes H’way Fairy Meadow.

No guest speaker but instead, for your entertainment, numerous people will pull out all stops to keep you amused with an evening of song, verse, music, slide shows and brain training quizzes. (Brush up on bird names and towns).

The featured bird in our "Come as Bird" this year is any bird associated with the number 40, is ruby coloured or can be associated with IBOC’s 40th ruby anniversary... Dress in your bird/Christmas/favourite t-shirt and join the parade. Great prizes to be won, but be prepared to be devious.

Back by popular demand is the silent auction. Bring that unwanted present or preloved items to contribute. You may be able to do your entire Christmas shopping on this evening! We need contributions from members please email Bill ( if you want to present a comedy skit, read a poem, or run a quiz.

So come along and bring that extra special plate for supper and be assured of a happy and fun-filled evening.


Australia Day soireeì and BBQ

Australia Day soireeì and BBQ will be held on Saturday 27th January 2018.

It will be on the tried and proven theme that the Cashman’s have successfully used for many years. It’s “Bring your own meat” and should you like to bring a salad or sweet to share. Please let Tera or Neil know a few days beforehand so they can seek to balance up the “goodies”.

If you are able to come please let us know to give us an idea how many will come, rain, hail or shine it will happen. Phone 42613230 or email

It will be the usual time around 5 o’clock pm at 110 Avondale Rd Avondale



Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 5PM - Leader “Ghost-Buster” Bill

Meet under the pines at Windang at 5pm. Bring your binoculars, picnic tea and a chair.

If the weather looks threatening "who’re you goin’ to phone... Ghost-Buster Bill on 0414 747 644".


The next Committee meeting will be held at 2pm on 15th January 2018 at the home of Bill & Joan Zealey, 26 Lang Street, Balgownie.

Any members with anything they wish to raise are welcome to attend the meeting.


The IBOC Autumn 2018 Camp will be held at Griffith in Central Western NSW based at the Griffith Tourist Caravan Park 1/919 Willandra Road Griffith from Saturday 5th to Saturday 12th May 2018.

For full details click [here]


Click here for IBOC's Annual Program



Last updated 5 December, 2017 - Copyright © 2015 Illawarra Bird Observers Club Inc.