Griffith area

To: Stephen <>, "" <>
Subject: Griffith area
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:21:39 +1000
Depends how far you want to go and if you any species in particular (I will 
concentrate on parrots but these areas are generally good bird watching spots):

The closest point to town is scenic hill - likely to see Ringnecks, Red-rumps 
and Galahs - if you head down to the golf/course airport likely to add a few 
extra species and probably the best spot in the district to see Pink Cockatoos

Out at Lake Wyangan there are a number of wetlands (probably limited water) - 
Campbells Swamp, Nericon Swamp and the Lake itself. There are a number of 
options theer and a good mix of birds - Cockatiels are a possibility

The best spot locally is Binya SF and Cocoparra NP and NR east of Yenda - many 
options here, have a look at some of the birding websites/books for details. 
Good chance for Mulga Parrots and Turquoise and (at this time of year) 
Blue-winged Parrots are a possibility. Good sites are the 'Painted Honeyeater 
site' south of Burley Griffin Way, Spring Hill, Store Creek and Mailman's Gap 
area in the north (the local NP in Griffith can give you more details on this).

To the south there are a number of reserves along the Murrumbidgee River 
(former SFs) - at the right time of year Superbs are relatevely easy to find 
(though a bit late now) and Yellow Rosellas are common.

There are many options further afield - Pulletop NR, the various sites around 
Rankins Springs, Loughnan NR (and few other smaller reserves near Hillston). 
The main thing is that the MIA is a higly cleared landsacpe so usually any 
remnant patch of bush (if big enough) is worth a look. Also just walking around 
town, particularly near the hill there are quite a few common birds around.

Hope that helps.

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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Griffith area
> I am soon going to Griffith, NSW, and I'd like to know of good birding spots
> in the area. I'm especially interested in parrots. I'll be grateful for any
> tips.
> Stephen
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