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Monday 11th Sep 2017 at 7.30pm - Fairy Meadow Community Hall, Corner of Cambridge Avenue & Princes H’way Fairy Meadow.

Featuring a presentation by Walter Boles - 'The Australian Museum Bird Collection - the early years'.

At the formation of the Australian Museum in 1827, ornithology, or at least the collection of bird specimens for exhibition, was a primary occupation of the institution. Collection development was a rather piecemeal activity until G. Krefft, and later E. P. Ramsay and A. J. North, adopted a more scientific approach, obtaining specimens for research. From these beginnings, the Museum’s collection has developed into a major scientific resource.

Please bring a plate of ‘goodies’ and a mug for supper after the meeting.



Wednesday 13th Sep 2017 at 9.00am Leader Ross & Jann Gowans

Cordeaux Dam - Due to the dam grounds not opening till 10am we will meet at Lisa Rd Wilton 9am. Exact location depends on parking availability but will be within 250mts of intersection on Lisa Rd.

Lisa Rd is off Macauthur Drive Wilton, turn off either Picton Rd or Wilton Rd into Macauthur Drive, drive approx. 2 KMs and turn into Lisa Rd, the only road turnoff.
We will car bird this area then proceed to Cordeaux Dam. Pack your morning tea.

In the event of inclement weather phone phone 0490 136 231 after 7:30am.



Saturday 16th Sep 2017 at 9.00am - Leader Tom & Joan Wylie

Thirlmere Lakes & Caves Creek Reserve - Meet at the Car Park & Picnic area at Lake Couridjah at 9.00am.

Travel from Wollongong via the Picton Road to Picton, turn left at the Old Hume Hwy and then approx 1km after the railway bridge turn right at the sign post to Thirlmere. In Thirlmere turn right crossing the railway and immediately left passing the Railway Museum (Barbour Rd). After approx. 2km turn right into Slades Road. Follow this road for approx 2km to the Picnic Area by the Lake, passing 2 other lakes on your way.

Bring and carry, morning tea and water to drink. We will have lunch back at the picnic area. Please make sure that you have plenty of insect repellent and sunscreen.

If the weather looks doubtful phone 4284 2051 before 7.30 am


Monday 18th August 2017 - 2pm at Alan & Anne Cousins 4 Adelaide Place, Tarrawanna 0413 869534

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


The IBOC Spring 2017 Camp will be held at Forbes from Saturday 14th October to Saturday 21st October 2017 - full details [here]


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