Mount Royal National Park

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Subject: Mount Royal National Park
From: "Allan Benson" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 20:53:23 +1100
Visited Mount Royal National Park on the weekend. The park is 50 kms north of Singleton in the Hunter Valley and joins the south-west edge of Barrington National Park. There is only 12.5 kms of dirt road to the camp ground but the road is steep and rough in places and while it is by no means a 4 WD track, it might be a bit suspect in places in wet weather.
The habit is typical of the Barrington area with dry scerlophyll forest on the ridges and wet scerlophyll forest along with rain forest on the slopes and gullies. The area was a state forest until relatively recently and has been logged particularly on the ridge lines. There is a reasonably impressive bird list for the park which can be accessed via the NSW NPWS website.
There is a very well appointed camping area with three covered picnic tables. two gas barbecues, a water tank and a toilet.
The birds seen were the usual suspects for the habit including: Brown and Straited Thornbills, Golden Whistler, Lewin's and Yellow-faced H/E, Grey Fantail, White-headed and Brown Pigeon, Crimson Rosella, Pied Currawong and Satin Bowerbird. The highlights were Crested Striketit and Red-browed Trecreeper.
Spotlighting yielded  Yellow-bellied and Greater Glider, Mountain Brush-tailed  Possum, Long-Nosed Bandicoot, Red-necked Pademelon and Parma Wallaby but  unfortunately no Sooty or Masked Owls.
Allan Benson
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