Having returned from travelling some 8000km around
NSW & Qld I thought you might be interested in some of the spots
Oolambeyan Station, north of Conargo, now a
National Park specifically for Plain Wanderer is not generally open to
visitors but if you say the magic word 'birdwatcher' permission should not
be refused. Contact the NPWS in Griffiths first. There are no facilities yet but
access is good. When we were there the paddocks were wet. We could not
drive around and were limited to around the homestead.
Lake Brewster, East of Hillston is a very
quiet spot and you will probably have it on your own. Good toilet and free - the
camping spot I mean.
Bowra Station, Cunnamulla - what more can I
say it should be on every 'birdos' list. It is easy to get to, barely 6km of
unmade road. It was just coming out of drought at the time and birds were
plentifull. The variety of habitat makes it just great -yes! and we
did see the Grey Falcon and 99 others.
St George - Kapunda Camp Ground on the river NE of
town. Another wonderfully quiet spot. A bit of a hike to the toilet (you need
plenty of warning) but everything is there and birds as well.
Hervey Bay - don't forget to contact the local Bird
Group. They are a great group and have some good birding areas to show off.
Garnetts Lagoon (trust I've spelt that correctly)) is just fabulous after you
can avoid the 'cow pats'. Its on private property so you have to be taken. Also
the 'bird hide' for waders. Got my first Channel-billed Cuckoo ( actually
sighted 6, Cicadabird and Square-tailed Kite).
Still haven't seen a noisy Pitta - if I walk
another rainforest I'll probably scream.