RFI Lyrebirds in or near Sydney

To: Alan Gillanders <>
Subject: RFI Lyrebirds in or near Sydney
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 10:29:46 +1100

Hi Alan,

Lyrebirds are regularly seen in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park around the roads leading into and out of Bobbin Head (accessible by car or on foot).

About 6 months ago, I was walking out of the Great North Walk towards Mount Ku-Ring-Gai station and there was a lyrebird scratching around the gully about 500m or so from the station.  At first I heard an impressive repertoire of different bird songs, realised what it was, and showed a family of people who had just moved into the area that I'd met on the walk.  Much to the amusement of their ten year old daughter who sat in the bush with me watching this bird, she carefully asked if this bird was going to kill her?  :-).  Kids!  I laughed and wondered what she'd been told about the big, bad animals that live in our bushland :-).

This is a known exit route from the Great North Walk to a train station and is on many maps.  It's a short and pleasant walk which might give your American friend a taste of both Australian bush and remnant rainforest.  If you require more detailed information, I can scan a map and send it to you.

Hope this information helps.


Inger Vandyke
On behalf of the "killer lyrebirds" in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

Alan Gillanders <>
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I have a young American friend who will be in Sydney in early May and would
really like to see Lyrebirds. Can someone please give me some information
which I can pass on to him. Transport options as well as birding ones need
consideration. TIA

Alan Gillanders

Alan's Wildlife Tours
2 Mather Road
Yungaburra 4884
Phone 07 4095 3784
Int. + 61 7 4095 3784

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