RFI - Wet Lagoon, near Goulburn, NSW

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Subject: RFI - Wet Lagoon, near Goulburn, NSW
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:41:41 +1100
I just thought I'd mention that I visited Wet Lagoon a couple of weeks ago.  
There was water in it, but not enough for birds in it to be very visible.  
Apart from a single White-necked Heron, I saw no other birds actually in it.  I 
assume there'd be even less water in it now.  There were quite a few bush birds 
in the trees beside the road at the southern end, and some Fairy Martins and 
what I assume was a Hobby at the north end.

I thought about walking further from the road to see if I could see better, but 
the very long thick grass made me decide that there was little to be gained 
given the risk of stepping on a snake.

I also continued south to Collector, and spent some time in Collector Reserve - 
a large paddock with a few trees and a dam - on the right just before 
Collector.  Very good views of Rufous Songlarks there, they were calling 

Peter Shute

 wrote on Thursday, 18 December 2008 10:14 AM:

> Access to Wet Lagoon is along Breadalbane Road from either
> Breadalbane (north) or Collector (south).  There is no direct
> access from the Hume Highway, despite what some GPS maps may tell
> you...
> I can't comment on current conditions, but I would be very
> surprised if it didn't have water in it (unlike Lake George
> and Rose Lagoon, which have been dry for years.)

 wrote on Thursday, 18 December 2008 8:03 AM:

> I'll be spending a week in Goulburn soon and I'm looking for
> places to go birding.  I came across a few references to Wet
> Lagoon, which appears to be about half way between Gunning
> and Goulburn.  I used the excellent Geoscience Australia
> Place names search to find some coordinates.  That's at
>, thanks Paul Taylor for
> mentioning it a few weeks ago.
> So I kind of know where it is:
> but not how to access it, and I'd rather not drive around for
> an hour working it out.  Does anyone know the best way to get
> in there, etc?  And whether it has any water in it?  Other
> birding locations near there, preferably closer to Goulburn rather
> than further?

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