Membership form can be downloaded here – current 19/11/20
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: December 2020
How to Complete the NSWBA Bird Record Sheet
Click here for An Instruction Manual and Guide
Written by Records Officer Tony Burgin – January 2016 (Rev Dec 2020)
Master Atlas indexes for all 3 Atlas Volumes
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.
Google Earth is now available online using your web browser.
To import the .kml map overlay follow these instructions.
We recently printed colour tri-fold brochures to attract membership to our club that can be handed out or posted via Australian Post. Please contact our Publicity Officer if you are going somewhere that you can hand these out or put in a brochure stand at the local library, tourist office, motels etc.
The artwork we used was arranged on an interactive .pdf that can be filled out on a computer, saved and sent to either our Membership Manager or Treasurer. Members are encouraged to email these to all their birding friends, you can download a copy here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.