Birding at Bungonia NP
Kirri Neways via Birding-Aus <>
Sun, 1 May 2016 04:10:50 +0000
This is a brief little report of my stay at Bungonia NP roughly 40km from
There were some very nice species to be found that I thought I'd share
Arrived at Rangers office to pay for camping fees:
- White-winged chough (very obliging across the road amongst the trees)
- camped at Greater Keyhole campground and Buff-rumped thornbill EVERYWHERE
with some Brown thornbills.
Buff-rumped thornbill responded very well to little squeak noises I made with
my mouth and came down low for nice photos
- At the same campground there were Varied Sitella, Golden Whistler, Superb
Fairywren, Grey Shrike thrush, Grey fantail
If you're up for it...My husband and two kids (8 nd 9 yr old) did a 3.8km walk
which is a strenuous walk and NOT for the faint hearted and unfit.
It's an amazingly beautiful walk called the 'Slot Canyon' and is worth it.
I recommend doing it on a weekend.
Steep, large boulders to negotiate in the canyon, with sheer cliffs and amazing
It was also where I saw the Rock warbler and Superb Lyrebirds performing and
The Rock warbler was an exciting finding for sure. Not the easiest place to see
one but, great to know it's there. It allowed for very extended views as it
flew from rock to rock in the open, before flying off fast toward some
rocky/cave area near the bank and into the darkness of a rocky area.
White-browed scrub wren were there and Lewins Honeyeater calling a lot.
Golden Whistler and robins.
If you would like more details, please let me know
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