Bicentennial Park and Badu Mangroves

Bicentennial Park and Badu Mangroves
Bird hide at Sydney Olympic Park

This week we headed to the beautiful Bicentennial Park and Badu Mangroves. It was a crisp and cold early morning with the sun warming us up a bit as the day went by.

We first walked through the Bicentennial Park which was a gentle and easy walk followed by a short visit to the Badu Mangroves. At the park we saw many Galahs, Superb Fairywrens, Noisy Miners, Magpies and Ravens.

Some of the highlights from the trip were the Pied Stilts, Masked Lapwing, Red-necked Avocet, and Royal Spoonbill.

Soon after we headed for lunch to Rhodes waterside which was a quick 10 minutes drive from the parks which was conventient and had heaps of options.

Species Spotted:

  • Black Swan
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Chestnut Teal
  • Hoary-headed Grebe
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Dusky Moorhen
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Australasian Swamphen
  • Pied Stilt
  • Red-necked Avocet
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Silver Gull
  • Australasian Darter
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Little Black Cormorant
  • Pied Cormorant
  • Australian Pelican
  • Intermediate Egret
  • White-faced Heron
  • Australian Ibis
  • Royal Spoonbill
  • Galah
  • Eastern Rosella
  • Superb Fairywren
  • Noisy Miner
  • Little Wattlebird
  • Australian Magpie
  • Magpie Lark
  • Australian Raven
  • Welcome Swallow
  • Common Myna

Today's "Myna of the day" (the most spotted species during the outing) is the Galah(?)! They were in cute little flocks perched on the tree very close to the main parkspace of Bicentennial park.