Birdwatching in Wagga Wagga


Bird Routes of the Wagga Area
September 30, 2009, 8:17 pm
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Crude though it is, the map above should give you some idea of the number of potential birding locations in the Wagga Wagga area. Within and around the city itself there is Willans Hill (1), Lake Albert (2), the Silvalite Reserve (3), Flowerdale Lagoon (4), Pomingalarna Reserve (5) and Malebo Hill (19). Slightly further afield you will find Livingstone National Park (6), Currawarna State Forest (12), Berry Jerry State Forest (13), The Rock Nature Reserve (16) and Wallacetown (17). If you are looking to head a little further, you might try Nest Hill Nature Reserve (7), Murraguldrie State Forest (8; see note), the Junee Wetlands (9), Lester State Forest (10), Kockibitoo and Matong State Forests (11), Galore Hill (18), the Tootool Wetlands (14) and Milbrulong State Forest (15). A number of birding locations can also be found in the Henty-Pleasant Hills area to the southwest; Rankins Springs, Narrandera, Leeton and Griffith to the west; and in Bethungra and Cootamundra to the northeast.

I hope to provide detailed profiles of some of these locations in future.

Note: Part of Murraguldrie State Forest has been cleared to construct a retreat for Vietnam veterans. Having never visited the area myself, I can’t say how much forest remains for birdwatching.

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