Turquoise Parrot - Brian Fair

President    Bruce Terrill   02 67609894
Secretary    Marianne Terrill    02 67609894                     
Treasurer Jan Hosking  02  67653848
Editor   Eric Fair  02 67697525
Website Coordinator  Annabel Ashworth  02 67617666

Have you renewed your membership?   Was due on July 1st

            FAMILY / HOUSEHOLD                                                         $35.00

            ADULT                                                                                     $30.00

            FAMILY CONCESSION   [pension or distance]                  $25.00

            STUDENT OR PENSIONER                                                    $20.00

Vale Barbara Doherty
(The Lady with the Hat)

The Tamworth Birdwatchers extend our condolences to Barbara’s adult children John, Susan, Timothy, Paul, David and their families following the recent passing of Barbara Marjorie Doherty on 8 August 2017.
Barbara was well known to our members as an active participant in our social meetings and Tuesday bird watching walks. She was always ready for a chat with a smile on her face to brighten up the day. Barb was known for her collection of brightly coloured hats. Many were on display at the recent Celebration of Barbara’s life.
Over her lifetime, Barbara was an active member of numerous community organisations including a major long term commitment as a telephone counsellor at Lifeline. Barbara always had a very active social conscience on a wide range of issues. She was always prepared to stand up and make her views known to anyone who would listen. She enjoyed researching topical issues and reaching a reasoned conclusion. Barbara loved classical music and reading.
She was a member of the National Parks Association of NSW, Tamworth Branch (a leading nature conservation organisation) for around 40 years. During the national campaign to stop the construction of the Franklin Dam she was a very active member of the local South West Tasmania Committee even confronting our local Federal Member of Parliament of the time to intervene on the issue.
When members of the NPA started the Tamworth Birdwatchers almost 20 years ago Barbara was a foundation member. She enjoyed many of the early camping trips. Even waking up to a heavy frost in a tiny and flimsy one person tent could not put a dent in her enthusiasm.
Barb was still joining in the Birdwatcher’s activities, particularly the Tuesday bird walks, up to late last year, including a pre-Christmas 2016 trip to the Tamworth Botanic Gardens.
Barbara’s presence has been missed since illness has reduced her participation in the Tamworth Birdwatcher’s activities. Barbara will be greatly missed by her family and friends from around the region. Rest in Peace.

Jack Peattie Research Grant

In recognition of one of our cofounders, Tamworth Birdwatchers Inc. is offering a grant of up to $500 to a researcher carrying out field research on Australian native birds, preferably within the Tamworth Region.   Applications must be in writing and be received by the club no later than June 30 each year.   Conditions apply.
Click here for  further information or please contact the club, in writing at the above address, or by phoning the President at the above number.

Swift Parrot seen at Black Jack SF Gunnedah on 30/7/16 - photo Denise Kane


FAMILY / HOUSEHOLD                                                 $35.00               ADULT                                                                       $30.00             
FAMILY CONCESSION   [pension or distance]                 $25.00             
STUDENT  OR PENSIONER                                            $20.00             
ADULT   Distance concession [member living more       
                              than 50kms from Tamworth]         $20.00         
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP   [Councils & Business]          $60.00



are held at 7.30.pm on the 4 Thursday of the month at the Tamworth Bridge Club, 7 Hilton St. Tamworth from February to November inclusive.

Double-barred Finches
Les Cosier


 Usually the Saturday following the Social Meeting, please confirm your attendance with the delegated Leader. Usually meet at the car park next to the Paradise Caravan Park in Peel St, ready to leave at 8.00am or 9.00am depending on destination and time of year. Bring morning tea, lunch, folding chair, notebook and pencil, hat and binoculars

Some of our members birdwatching near  Lake Keepit
Photo: Annabel Ashworth

TUESDAY MORNING BIRDWATCHING.  The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month February to November.   Meet at the car park next to the Paradise Caravan Park in Peel St, at 9am (8am during the hotter months).    The contact person is Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553. These are great mornings and all members are welcome.



Sitella - Photo Les Cosier

Great Crested Grebe and chick -
Photo Terri Mower

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