BirdLife Northern NSW covers an area from from the Queensland border south to Port Macquarie and inland to Broken Hill. This immense area has wide spread and diverse habitat, ranging from semi-arid inland plains to lush rainforest in the mountains, to sandy beaches.
Within BirdLife Northern NSW, there is the local Sub-Branch, BirdLife Northern Rivers, as well as other affiliated groups across the region, each with a program of birdwatching and surveying activities in their local areas.
We advocate for bird habitat threatened by proposed Coal Seam Gas extraction in the Pilliga Forest. Coastal areas are also under pressure from developers and our members remain alert to any new development proposals that may have an adverse impact on the birdlife surrounding it.
Education plays an important role in what we do. We have erected several signs to identify significant Regent Honeyeater habitat, while signs, posters, and brochures have been developed to raise awareness of migratory and resident shorebirds; signs have been placed at important roosting or feeding sites from the Tweed River south to the Coffs Coast.
BirdLife Northern NSW conducts bird surveys, including:
Some members are conducting bird surveys in support of Landcare Projects, Beach-nesting Bird projects, and grants received from local, state, and the federal government.
BirdLife Northern NSW holds two campouts each year, in autumn and spring (our AGM is generally held on the first day of the autumn campout).