Local hot spots

The following locations/areas (all on public land) are worth a visit if you are in the area. A few notable species are listed. Paste the coordinates into Google Maps to locate.

Rise and Shine Bushland Reserve – Ramsey’s Lane section: -37.158990, 144.076541

White-browed Babbler, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Little Eagle, Boobook Owl, Olive-backed Oriole

Rise and Shine Bushland Reserve – Zumpe’s Lane section: -37.166825, 144.079930

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Owlet Nightjar, Diamond Firetail, Scarlet Robin, Restless Flycatcher, Dusky woodswallow

Muckleford State Forest – Mia Mia Track/Spring Hill Track: -37.075834, 144.076520

White-browed Babbler, Crested Bellbird, Hooded Robin, Diamond Firetail, Spotted Quail-thrush, Swift Parrot, White-throated Nightjar, Powerful Owl, Chestnut-rumped Hylacola, Painted Button-quail, Red-capped Robin, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Little Lorikeet, Black-eared Cuckoo, Square-tailed Kite

Muckleford State Forest – Sullivan’s Track: -37.083000, 144.063873

Painted Honeyeater, Hooded Robin, Diamond Firetail, Square-tailed Kite

Muckleford State Forest – Demo Track: -37.103436, 144.092148

Red-capped Robin, Speckled Warbler, Chestnut-rumped Hylacola

Loddon River @ Newstead: -37.108741, 144.058451

Rainbow Bee-eater, White-backed Swallow, Nankeen Night-heron, Powerful Owl, White-backed Swallow, Musk Lorikeet, Sacred Kingfisher

Cairn Curran Reservoir – Joyce’s Creek: -37.081513, 143.997693

White-bellied Sea-eagle, White-breasted Woodswallow, White-necked Heron, Great Egret

Cairn Curran Reservoir – Picnic Point: -37.042217, 143.980676

Darter, Great-crested Grebe, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Whistling Kite, Spotted Harrier, Great Egret

Newstead Cemetery: -37.120721, 144.089768

Rainbow Bee-eater, White-backed Swallow, Jacky Winter, Fairy Martin, Hooded Robin, Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo

2 responses to “Local hot spots

  1. Wow! I stumbled upon this site. Great entries re bird activities. Do you ever have any bird group rambles? I’d love to learn from the experts. Otherwise, will head to some of the hot spots and try my luck. I’m a mad orchid hunter but think I should ‘spread my wings’ (pun intended) and diversify with birds. I do enjoy listening out for them and can sometimes match to my bird books but local knowledge would be a great addition. Thanks.

  2. fantastic list, thankyou so much!

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