A quick update on what birb.watch has been up to in August and September. All these outings were organised by passionate bird watchers within our discord chat! Come join us at our next outing 🙂. If you want to join us in October, please feel free to note down your availabilities below:
Waterfall to Palona Cave Hike, Royal NP
On a crisp Sunday morning (Sep 3), a few of us ventured out to the Royal National Park to complete the Waterfall to Palona Cave trail. This was a long (20km total) and varied track that I personally really enjoyed!
Some birding and general tips for the track:
- I'd recommend going through the
Forest Pathon the way there (or back) as it connects to the cave anyway and you get a variety of lush forest landscapes for different birds.
- Make sure you pay attention to a sign that says
Limestone Caves. It will not be facing the direction of travel and if you miss it you'll continue along Lady Carrington Drive instead of going towards the cave/falls.
Uloola Firetrailwas fantastic for birdwatching. Would recommend spending more time there especially in the morning.
- Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
- Golden Whistler
- Beautiful Firetail
Riverside Walking Track, Lane Cove NP
- Very friendly Laughing Kookaburra
- Some rather curious Bush Turkeys
- Variegated Fairywren
- Pacific Baza
- A good variety of ducks, teals, and water fowls.
- Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Chiltern Trail, Ku-ring-gai NP
A great spot for honeyeaters! Some highlights:
- White-eared Honeyeater
- A close up encounter of an Eastern Whipbird male
- Variegated Fairy Wrens