Membership form can be downloaded here – current 8/01/20
NSW Bird List
This list is the official NSW Bird List of the NSW Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee and has been adopted by the NSW Bird Atlassers. It was kindly prepared by Dick Cooper, based on:
- Christidis & Boles (2008) Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds
- McAllan, Curtis, Hutton & Cooper (2004)The Birds of the Lord Howe Island Group: A Review of Records
Roger McGovern, Chris Brandis, Ian McAllan and Mick Roderick provided helpful comments during preparation
NSW Species List Latest Edition: February 2013
NSW Vagrant Bird Review – Feb 2020
NSWBA Bird Record Sheet
Record sheet for use by members can be downloaded below:
Record Sheet Latest Edition: January 2017
How to Complete the NSWBA Bird Record Sheet
Click here for An Instruction Manual and Guide
Written by Records Officer Tony Burgin – January 2016
Master Atlas indexes for all 3 Atlas Volumes
Enlisting help from bird clubs
How you can help
Anyone can download NSWBA Record Sheets by clicking on ‘Record Sheet‘ (see above). All records can be emailed to email@example.com. Contributors may forward bird lists to this email address but please include your name, date(s) of sightings (maximum reporting period is 1 calendar month), the latitude and longitude (if known), the name and distance to a prominent nearby geographic features (e.g. mountain, lake, National Park, town, suburb).
NSW Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee
To see the latest ORAC Review list or download a copy of an Unusual Record Form please go direct to the new web page.
Other ORAC & BARC (NSW) information
Note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the links above. It can be freely downloaded from here: http://www.adobe.com/ap/products/acrobat It is a ~24 megabyte download.
NSWBA 10 minute grid overlay beta version for Google Earth
Download this zip file to your downloads folder or a logical location.
Unzip the file using Winzip or similar to a logical location.
Windows users can open windows explorer and click on the zip file, the enclosed .kml file appears like it is in a folder and can be “dragged” to a logical location.
Open Google Earth, Select “File” and then “New” from the drop-down box. Browse to you logical location and add the .kml file. Google earth gives you the option to save from “Temporary places” to “My locations” when you close it.
You can uncheck the 10″ grid if you are not Atlassing.