Blue Gum Swamp Winmalee RFI

Subject: Blue Gum Swamp Winmalee RFI
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:52:35 +1000
Barry, Andrew and all,

Yes, the recent fire did indeed affect the Blue Gum Swamp area and the track is currently closed. From the OEH website :

"The Shaws Ridge Precinct of Blue Mountains National Park remains closed until further notice. This includes the Blue Gum Swamp, Shaws Ridge and Springwood Ridge Fire Trails."

There are plenty of other great places to go in the Blue Mountains. Many of the lower mountains creekside walks give you nice wet-forest habitat and good bird diversity at this time of year. For example I'd suggest somewhere like Birdwood Gully at Springwood, or Murphys Glen south of Woodford.



At 1:52 PM +1000 19/9/13, Andrew Taylor wrote:
On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:57:18PM -0400,  wrote:
I'm an American birder who is going to be in Sydney next week, and I would love to go birding at Blue Gum Swamp in Winmalee.

There was a bushfire last week not far from  Blue Gum Swamp.
Maybe a Blue Mountains birder can tell us (probably a few
people on the list interested) how Blue Gum Swamp was affected
by the fire and the backburning to control it.


Carol Probets
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Katoomba NSW 2780
Blue Mountains, Australia

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Guided birding in the Blue Mountains and Capertee Valley

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