About the Bird Watching Trail

The area covered by these trails starts from Lake Burrendong near Wellington and follows the Macquarie River for close to 400 kilometres, through Dubbo, Narromine and Warren to the World famous wetlands of the Macquarie Marshes.

The Bird Watching Trail identifies 13 sites and 5 driving routes through which keen birdos have the prospect of seeing close to 300 species.  These include species such as Malleefowl, woodland species such as Grey-crowned babblers, Painted honeyeaters, Hooded robins, Speckled warblers and of course a wide range of wetland species including Painted snipe and Brolgas.  The region is well known for its birds of prey as well.

The project was made possible through the financial support provided by the Australian Bird Environment Foundation of Bird Life Australia and the project partners; RiverSmart Australia and Warren Shire Council, would like to express their thanks for this support.

Financial assistance with printing the Guide was forthcoming from Dubbo City Council, Narromine and District Chamber of Commerce, Coonamble and Walgett Shire Councils.

Tim and Janis Hosking, and the other members of the Dubbo Field Naturalists and Conservation Society, who assisted with technical information about the various sites, the bird list and with some of the photos. Thanks also to Jim Dutton for providing bird list details for the Burrendong Arboretum.

Photographers. Photographs were kindly provided by Brian O’Leary, Neil Zoglauer, Julian Robinson, Lisa Minner, Debbie Love, Tim Hosking, Dione Carter, Dan Giselsson, Tim Ralph and Bill Phillips.