“Namadgi National Park is often described as a bird paradise or bird haven and, on Sunday13 October 2013, there is an opportunity to join a ranger for a morning of bird watching,” said Brett McNamara, Manager of Regional Operations, National Parks and Catchments.
“Namadgi provides a home and feeding place to an abundance of birds, with over 130 species spotted there to date. Almost every time I am in the park I spot a bird I haven’t seen before. The variety of feathery friends that either reside in the area or have migrated from interstate and even overseas is really quite amazing.
“Gang-gang cockatoos, grey fantails, hooded robins, noisy friarbirds and groups of small bush birds such as thornbills and weebills are some of the native species you may see on the walk this spring.
Keep your eyes peeled as they may be soaring overhead, perched high in the trees or foraging on the ground for food.
“If you are lucky you may even see other animals like the eastern long-necked turtle or the red-necked wallaby, just don’t forget to bring your binoculars to ensure you don’t miss out on seeing all the wildlife and other natural beauty inhabiting the area.
“There will be about one kilometre of walking involved in the bird watching activity, with some sections off track, so wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and make sure you bring a water bottle,” Mr McNamara said.
Bookings are essential. For more information please call the Namadgi Visitor Centre on 6207 2900.