Good winter birding locations - Central West NSW

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Subject: Good winter birding locations - Central West NSW
From: Cilla Rose <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 97 15:05:00 PDT
I recently spent five days in the central west of NSW and thought others may 
like to know of good winter birdwatching locations in that region. Round 
Hill and Nombinnie Nature Reserves were looking terrific after a little rain 
ten days before and  with absolutely no other people or traffic seen from 
evening on a Friday to after mid-day on Saturday, the mallee was magic. 
 Birds were everywhere - crested bell-birds hopping round my feet at my 
campsite in the morning. ( I camped just outside the reserve).  Permission 
is needed to enter these reserves and can be obtained from NPWS in Griffith. 
 Sadly rain prevented me from visiting Yathong nature Reserve as planned on 
the Monday, but is well worth a visit if you haven't been there and the 
roads are dry (unless you have a 4WD, of course).  There are two resident 
wardens and their telephone number can be obtained from NPWS at, I think 
Cobar, or Broken Hill.  I detoured via Goobang NP in stead which was on my 
homebound route between Parkes and Dubbo and has only 12 months been 
gazetted about 12 months.  Magnificent  trees and prolific with honeyeaters, 
and little lorrikeets in the northern section of the park.  The NPWS office 
at Forbes will fax a map showing access and are very helpful regarding local 
conditions and bird species. However, if you have a reasonable map of the 
area, you can work out access for yourself.

Happy winter birding.

Cilla Rose

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