Griffith area

To: "'Peter Ewin'" <>, "'Stephen'" <>, "" <>
Subject: Griffith area
From: "David & Liz Parker" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:14:16 +1000

Peter's email sums it up nicely.

Adding to it, a number of Superb Parrots have been seen in just the last
week in the Red Gum forests, particularly around the Yanco area and also
across at Yarradda, west of Darlington Point, both areas being about a 40
minute drive from Griffith.

Campbell's and Nericon Swamps are dry at present, but Lake Wyangan is full.
Down on the Murrumbidgee Turkey's Flat and McCaughy's Lagoon (just south of
Yanco) continue to hold water from last season's environmental water event,
and Yarradda Lagoon also holds water and is worth a visit with the bonus
chance of picking up a Superb Parrot or a few, and possibly Cockatiel's
along the way.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Peter Ewin
Sent: Sunday, 19 April 2015 11:22 AM
To: Stephen; 
Subject: Griffith area

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

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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> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:42:30 +1000
> 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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