Tweed Bird Observers are a bird watching group, in the Tweed Valley to Byron Bay region, south of the Gold Coast.

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Tweed Bird Observers

TBO's mission: to encourage the appreciation & conservation of birds in the Tweed Valley & surrounding regions


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Welcome to the Tweed Bird Observers web site.

Tweed Bird Observers are an enthusiastic group of bird watchers, twitchers, amateur ornithologists, and sociable folk with an appreciation for the natural world, who meet (informally) twice a month.

Originally started by Andy Reimanis (Tweed Osprey Breeding group) and Doug Davidson (Murwillumbah birdwatchers) in 1999, regualr weekly and monthly outings - held on the second Sunday of the month, start at 7.30am local time.  Usually arranged up to six months in advance, details are provided in the member newsletter.

Sightings, individual members travels and outings, other items of interest, general chitchat and details for future meetings and outings are confirmed.

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Wedge tailed eagle © copyright David Palmer

Emu © copyright David Palmer

We have a core of regular meeting and outings goers, with many others coming along to the occasional outing or meeting, as well as members who go birdwatching each week, as well as participating in various projects, surveys and research.

On the second Sunday of each month, we go on a bird watching outing to a pre-arranged locality, which is usually organised a few months in advance.  This outing may be subject to change, and details can be confirmed with our contacts.

Generally, we visit the "usual" hangouts for birdos e.g. sewerage treatment works (STWs), national parks, state forests, reserves, rivers, estuaries and beaches in the region; ranging from Ballina and Byron Bay in the south, to Tweed Heads, and to Coomera on the northern outskirts of the Gold Coast to the north.

You'll find some of these detailed in our Birds of the Tweed Valley (a brochure, courtesy of the Tweed Bird Observers and Tweed Shire Council).

We've also visited private properties and a number of tourist resorts and nature retreats, who graciously host us.

The owners or hosts of such properties are often enthusiastic birdos themselves and will join us for the outing, or they let us loose on the place so we can compile or add to a "Bird List" for their property.  These holiday retreats offering bird watching opportunities are detailed in our Bird Walks section.

Visitors to the region and twitchers, birdos and members of other bird watching groups are welcome to join us at our outings.

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The Tweed Bird Observers web site is proudly sponsored by Big Volcano Tourism.