The aim of the Illawarra Bird Observers Club Inc (formed February 1977), is to join together people with a common interest who wish to further their knowledge and enjoyment of the bird life around them.

On this web site you will find links to IBOC activities including meetings, outings, camps and our annual program; Member Services provides you with the opportunity to find out about our sales, library, monthly newsletter IBOC News and report unusual sightings.

If you wish to become a member click on 'Join the Illawarra Bird Observers Club' at the bottom left of any page.


Facebook Follow or add to the latest sightings to find those birds quickly [here]


The Handbook of Birds found in Illawarra, Shoalhaven & Southern Tablelands
The second edition is now available for $20 members and $25 for non-members at the Club or contact the president
Bill Zealey – (02) 4283 4687 or email More details [click]


Birds of the Illawarra
This brochure, produced by the Illawarra Bird Observers Club and sponsored by the IMB Community Foundation, outlines some of the key bird watching locations in the Illawarra region. More details [click]


Code of Birding Ethics
Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) states one of its objectives as being: "To foster ethical bird observing as a social and individual activity directed to benefit Australian birds." To help achieve this objective, BOCA has adopted the following code [here]

Code of Birding Ethics for Photography
Photography can disturb birds. Bird photographers must recognise that their activities are in many instances different from those of bird observers. The BOCA ethics for photography [here]

Download the Christidis and Boles 2008 Checklist (.PDF 200KB) [here]



Last updated 18 September, 2016 - Copyright © 2015 Illawarra Bird Observers Club Inc.