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

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