RFI Smiths Lake NSW, mid N Coast

To: Susan Knowles <>
Subject: RFI Smiths Lake NSW, mid N Coast
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 00:06:06 +1100
Hi Susan

Have you looked at the atlas of NSW Wildlife? You can submit queries to the database for reasonably small areas:

I spent some time north of Wallis Lake some years ago. There was good birding in many of the littoral rainforest remnants (e.g. Haliday's Pt and Red Head) where it was easy to see catbirds and two bowerbirds as well as plenty of the local bush specialties. Some of the inland national parks had a good range of species, although there isn't any particular spot I'd be able to recommend. We did a Lake Wallis cruise, which was pleasant enough, and gave us reasonably close views of waterbirds, a raptors like Osprey and Brahminy Kite, and a very close view of Azure Kingfisher.

Have a look at the Birding-Aus archives - there have been plenty of waders and terns seen at places like Old Bar and Harrington. I think Seal Rocks features a number of times - but make sure you filter out the Victorian version. Crowdy Head, north of Harrington, is a good place for seabirds.

Russell Woodford

Birding-Aus List Owner

Geelong   Victoria   Australia

On 08/02/2009, at 1:29 PM, Susan Knowles wrote:

I am repeating a request That I made in January in the hope that more people are on the list now. I am grateful for the one response I received and have since found some information from the archives, but have got very little from the local council site or National Parks.

We are spending a week in February at Smiths Lake and I would be grateful for any information on good birding spots and what birds we can hope to see. We have previously only been as far north as Mungo Brush.

I am interested in Smiths Lake and nearby areas e.g. Wallis and Myall Lakes, the coast, Wallingat SF and whatever NP is south of Smiths Lake. We do not have a four wheel drive so need reasonable roads.


Susan Knowles

Susan Knowles

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