Birding at Bungonia NP

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Subject: Birding at Bungonia NP
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 19:08:22 +0000
Thanks for the report, Kirri. I assume you walked the Red Track shown on this 

I'm curious to know how far along the track you saw the Rockwarbler. 3.8km 
doesn't sound far, but that walk looks like it might have multiple creek 

Peter Shute

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> On 1 May 2016, at 3:28 PM, Kirri Neways via Birding-Aus 
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> Hi there
> This is a brief little report of my stay at Bungonia NP roughly 40km from 
> Goulburn NSW
> There were some very nice species to be found that I thought I'd share
> Arrived at Rangers office to pay for camping fees:
> - White-winged chough (very obliging across the road amongst the trees)
> - camped at Greater Keyhole campground and Buff-rumped thornbill EVERYWHERE 
> with some Brown thornbills. 
> Buff-rumped thornbill responded very well to little squeak noises I made with 
> my mouth and came down low for nice photos
> - At the same campground there were Varied Sitella, Golden Whistler, Superb 
> Fairywren, Grey Shrike thrush, Grey fantail
> If you're up for it...My husband and two kids (8 nd 9 yr old) did a 3.8km 
> walk which is a strenuous walk and NOT for the faint hearted and unfit.
> It's an amazingly beautiful walk called the 'Slot Canyon' and is worth it.
> I recommend doing it on a weekend.
> Steep, large boulders to negotiate in the canyon, with sheer cliffs and 
> amazing beauty.
> It was also where I saw the Rock warbler and Superb Lyrebirds performing and 
> rather tame.
> The Rock warbler was an exciting finding for sure. Not the easiest place to 
> see one but, great to know it's there. It allowed for very extended views as 
> it flew from rock to rock in the open, before flying off fast toward some 
> rocky/cave area near the bank and into the darkness of a rocky area.
> White-browed scrub wren were there and Lewins Honeyeater calling a lot.
> Golden Whistler and robins.
> If you would like more details, please let me know
> Kirri 😊
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