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Maps & Itineraries

Let the birds of the Blue Mountains welcome you to our Region
 

All you need is a pair of binoculars (lightweight 8 x 40 or 10 x 40), a Field Guide [7Mb] and a good pair of walking shoes.

The Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Region has the most accessible bushland in Australia. A large variety of bird habitats with a high species diversity (over 250 species) can be accessed via hundreds of kilometres of well constructed walking tracks. These tracks pass through bush that has been protected for over 100 years and the birds that live near them are used to people passing by. The Greater Blue Mountains is listed as an important bird area on the Register of Birdlife International.

If you are standing or sitting quietly, having a picnic, a rest or admiring the view some of our birds may come and look at you. A few of our most inquisitive species are the Grey Shrike-thrush, the Rockwarbler (Origma) and the Eastern Yellow Robin. If you walk slowly along the walking tracks the Bassian Thrush will sometimes run ahead of you.

Many of our bird species are happy for you to watch them from only a few metres away, if you are standing quietly near their feeding and watering places. These tolerant species include Thornbills, Silvereyes, Scrubwrens, Parrots, Magpies, Honeyeaters, Treecreepers and Fantails.

Map of Blue Mountains Trails

Birdwatching Experiences

Take your time and nature may reward you with seeing:

  • Up to eight different species of colourful parrot in one day including Sulphurcrested Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella and the Australian King-Parrot.
  • Up to 100 white Sulphurcrested Cockatoos whooshing over the escarpment at Wentworth Falls at dusk and noisily choosing their roosting trees for the night.
  • Thousands of honeyeaters migrating northwards in Autumn over the cliff tops of the Jamison Valley.
  • Large flocks of one of our biggest birds, the Yellowtailed Black-Cockatoo, eerily calling as they fly slowly across a valley.
  • The comical behaviour of a family of Whitewinged Choughs in the Megalong Valley.
  • A 'mixed species feeding flock' of up to twelve different species of insect eating birds moving through the bush together.
  • Up to nine species of Honeyeater feasting on the heathland banksias.

Listen for Bird Calls

You will hear many more birds than you see. Some of the most characteristic bird sounds of the Region are:

  • Male Superb Lyrebirds calling for females and mimicking the other species of the area during the Winter.
  • The sharp cracks of Eastern Whipbirds from dense thickets of vegetation.
  • Several species of Cuckoo, including the Channel-billed Cuckoo and Eastern Koel, calling loudly through the Summer.
  • The constant squawks of Red Wattlebirds during Autumn and Winter.
  • An excited chorus of dozens of Currawongs.
  • The morning songs of Magpies, one of the most beautiful sounds of the Australian bush.
  • The magnificent songs of the Pied Butcherbird in the Capertee Valley .
  • The high-pitched sound of the Musk Duck at Lake Wallace, Wallerawang.

Bird Trails

Bird Trails: Glenbrook

Blue Mountains National Park From Great Western Highway follow signs to Euroka Road and the National Park entrance (fees apply for cars).

Euroka Clearing
Glossy Black-Cockatoo (pair) (© Jill Dark)Glossy Black-Cockatoo (pair)
© Jill Dark

If driving, follow signs along a sealed road (approximately 5km) through open forest on sandstone, then open forest on shale to a volcanic valley with scattered Blue Gums. If walking, follow signposted track from first bend in road above Glenbrook Creek. Picnic area and camping at Euroka. Optional extra easy 2km round walk leads through bush along a creek to Nepean River. Return along the same track or via Bennetts Ridge to Euroka (1.5hrs).

GPS
3347'53"S 15037'05"E
Walk Time
2 hrs (from Park entrance to Euroka and retur
Grade
Medium
Distance
2.5 km each way
Look For
Eastern Rosella, Satin Bowerbird, Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Spotted Quail-thrush, Bell Miner, Superb Lyrebird. In Summer: Dollarbird, Rockwarbler.

Bird Trails: Springwood

Birdwood Gully

Access is from Bednal Road or Boland Avenue. A 2.5km walking track passes through open forest along ridges then drops into wetter forest along a creek.

GPS
3341'52"S 15033'47"E
Walk Time
1.5 hrs
Grade
Easy
Distance
2.5 km circuit
Look For
Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Varied Sittella, Australian King-Parrot, Red-browed Treecreeper, Superb Lyrebird, Black-faced Monarch (Summer).
Fairy Dell

The walking track leaves from Springwood Avenue opposite the southern parking area behind Springwood shops and is easily accessible by public transport. This is a shaded wet forest walk. Return same way. Access to longer walks to Lawson Lookout or Magdala Gully and beyond will require preparation and maps.

GPS
3341'59"S 15033'55"E
Walk Time
0.5 hrs
Grade
Easy
Distance
0.5 km each way
Look For
White-headed Pigeon, Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Large-billed Scrubwren. In Summer: Black-faced Monarch, Rufous Fantail, Eastern Koel.

Bird Trails: Winmalee

Blue Gum Swamp
Gang-gang Cockatoo (© Jill Dark)Gang-gang Cockatoo
© Jill Dark

Take Hawkesbury Road from Great Western Highway and turn left at the traffic lights at Whitecross Road. Park at the end of Whitecross Road. The 8km circular walking track follows open forest along Shaws Ridge and drops down to tall open forest along Blue Gum Swamp Creek. Some steep sections.

GPS
3339'52"S 15036'40"E
Walk Time
4hrs
Grade
Medium
Distance
8 km circuit
Look For
On Shaws Ridge - Spotted Quailthrush, Yellow-tufted and White-eared Honeyeater. In the valley look for Powerful Owl, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Pilotbird, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Red-browed Treecreeper, Scarlet Honeyeater, 3 species of Scrubwren, Superb Lyrebird.

Bird Trails: Woodford

Murphys Glen

From Woodford Station follow Bedford Road, approximately 5km. The unsealed section of road and firetrail are often very rough and best suited for 4WD only. Picnic and camping area. Tall open forest of Blue Gum, Turpentine and Angophora trees with shrubby understorey.

GPS
3346'08"S 15029'22"E
Walk Time
At picnic ground
Grade
Easy
Distance
0 km
Look For
Rose Robin, Shining Bronze- Cuckoo, Pilotbird, Superb Lyrebird, Brown Gerygone, Red-browed Treecreeper, Black-faced Monarch, Satin Bowerbird, Bassian Thrush.
Transit of Venus

Turn off Great Western Highway at Woodford Avenue, then left into Weroona Avenue and right into Woodbury Street. The walking track leaves from the end of Woodbury Street and passes through open forest down to wetter forest and swamps, waterfalls and a creek.

GPS
3343'40"S 15028'21"E
Walk Time
2.5 hrs
Grade
Medium
Distance
3 km return
Look For
Little Wattlebird, Beautiful Firetail, Brown Gerygone, Yellow-throated Scrubwren, Pilotbird, Rose Robin.

Bird Trails: Lawson

Dantes Glen

Follow the dirt road beyond Lawson Swimming Pool, approximately 500m. The track leaves from a car park at the end of the road. Where the track forks, turn left and follow some steep sections to Dantes Glen and the warm temperate rainforest dominated by Coachwood and Sassafras trees. At the end of the Glen, take the steep track on the right to the top. A longer circuit can be taken via the Empire Pass (additional 2.5km). A map is suggested as there are many tracks in the area.

GPS
3342'48"S 15025'35"E
Walk Time
1 hr
Grade
Medium
Distance
1 km circuit
Look For
Yellow-throated, White-browed and Large-billed Scrubwrens, Rockwarbler, Lewin's Honeyeater. In Summer: Black-faced Monarch, Rufous Fantail.

Bird Trails: Wentworth Falls

Kings Tableland
Glossy Black-Cockatoo (female) (© Jill Dark)Glossy Black-Cockatoo (female)
© Jill Dark

Turn off Great Western Highway onto Tableland Road. Turn right off Tableland Road on Hordern Road. Turn left at the end of Hordern Road and park at Flat Rock, or, go right and walk to Rocket Point returning same way. This is mostly heathland with some open forest. Many other tracks lead from Tableland Road. Look for Glossy Black-Cockatoos around Sunset Rock at the back of the old Queen Victoria Hospital.

GPS
3345'40"S 15022'25"E
Walk Time
1 hr
Grade
Easy
Distance
1.5 km return
Look For
Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Beautiful Firetail, Rockwarbler, Crescent Honeyeater, Dusky Woodswallow, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren.
Wentworth Falls Lake

This is a popular picnic area. Both water and open forest birds can be seen around the Lake. Water birds here are usually common species such as Pacific Black Duck, Eurasian Coot and Little Pied Cormorant. Occasionally other species such as Hardheads or Hoary-headed Grebes and Black Swan can be seen.

GPS
3342'21"S 15022'05"E
Walk Time
0.5 hrs
Grade
Easy
Distance
1 km circuit
Look For
Varied Sittella, Grey Currawong. In Summer: Tree Martin, Eastern Koel, White-winged Triller.
Darwins Walk

Start at Wilson Park. This historic track passes through hanging swamps and open forests and ends at the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park with spectacular views of the valley. This walk is named after Charles Darwin who visited the area in 1836. Return the same way or continue on for cliff top or valley walks in National Park.

GPS
3342'41"S 15022'25"E
Walk Time
1.5 hrs
Grade
Easy
Distance
2.5 km one way
Look For
Rockwarbler, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Yellow-faced and White-naped Honeyeaters in Autumn.

Bird Trails: Leura to Katoomba

Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Start at Gordon Falls picnic area, end of Lone Pine Avenue, Leura. Proceed to Leura Cascades (1.5km, 1hr) and return same way or continue to Echo Point (additional 2km). There are a few flights of steps. A variety of habitats including escarpments, open forest, hanging swamps and creeks.

GPS
3343'32"S 15019'55"E
Walk Time
2hrs (to Echo Point)
Grade
Medium
Distance
3.5 km one way
Look For
Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Superb Lyrebird, Crescent Honeyeater, Rockwarbler, Peregrine Falcon

Bird Trails: Katoomba

Scenic Railway and Boardwalk

There is easy access to the rainforest via Scenic Railway (fees apply) or via Furbers Steps (extra 30 mins). The boardwalk is fully accessible and is one of the best places to see and hear Superb Lyrebirds.

GPS
3343'44"S 15018'03"E
Walk Time
45 mins
Grade
Easy
Distance
2.2 km circuit
Look For
Superb Lyrebird, Wonga Pigeon, Rose Robin, Satin Bowerbird, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Rufous Fantail (Summer), Brown Gerygone.
Minnihaha Falls

Turn into Station Street off Great Western Highway at the traffic lights and follow the signs. Park at the picnic area and follow the walking tracks to the Falls (steep and rough) or the fire trail which branches off to the right of this track.

GPS
3341'13"S 15019'33"E
Walk Time
1.5 hrs (to base of Falls)
Grade
Medium
Distance
2.5 km return
Look For
Tree Martin, Scarlet Robin, Satin Flycatcher (Summer), Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Grey Currawong.

Bird Trails: Blackheath

Evans Lookout

Turn off Great Western Highway into Evans Lookout Road and drive to parking area at the end. From here tracks go down into the Grose Valley, Grand Canyon and along the clifftops to Govetts Leap. The Grand Canyon walk goes through rainforest and open forest habitats.

GPS
3338'48"S 15019'31"E
Walk Time
3.5 hrs (Grand Canyon)
Grade
Medium
Distance
5.5 km circuit
Look For
Superb Lyrebird, Rockwarbler, Pilotbird, Glossy Black-Cockatoo.
Popes Glen and Braeside Walk
New Holland Honeyeater (© Chris Todd)New Holland Honeyeater
© Chris Todd

Start at Memorial Park, Blackheath. The track follows Popes Glen Creek to the edge of the valley. Return from here back to Memorial Park or continue along the cliff tops to join the Braeside walk and then follow the streets back to Memorial Park. The tracks go through open forest, hanging swamp and riverside environments. Migrating Yellow-faced and White-naped Honeyeaters can be seen in Autumn.

GPS
3339'35"S 15015'06"E
Walk Time
4 hrs
Grade
Medium
Distance
8 km circuit
Look For
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, White-throated Treecreeper, Silvereye, Grey Shrike-thrush, New Holland Honeyeater, Rufous Fantail (Summer) Yellow-faced and White-naped Honeyeaters.
Shipley Plateau

From Great Western Highway turn at the lights and go over the level crossing. Turn left into Station Street then right into Shipley Road. Follow a winding road to art gallery and take right fork to Mt Blackheath. Take next left (dirt), pass 3 properties and stop at parking space on left alongside a fence. Walking track is through a gate.

GPS
3339'35"S 15015'06"E
Look For
Wedge-tailed Eagle, Flame and Scarlet Robin, Crescent Honeyeater, Tree Martin, Yellow-tufted and Brownheaded Honeyeater, Grey Currawong.

Bird Trails: Megalong Valley

Coachwood Glen

From Blackheath Station turn into Shipley Road and follow signs down to Megalong Valley. Coachwood Glen car park is on left. This is the easiest rainforest access in the Mountains. A 600m circular walking track winds through the rainforest.

GPS
3339'45"S 15016'16"E
Walk Time
1 hr
Grade
Medium
Distance
0.6 km circuit
Look For
Black-faced Monarch, Rufous Fantail (Summer), Brown Gerygone, Bassian Thrush, Rose Robin, Yellow-throated Scrubwren. Tall eucalypt forest here is good for Red-browed Treecreeper and possibly Powerful Owl. Megalong Tea Rooms usually has White-winged Choughs in the garden.
Old Ford Reserve, Megalong Valley

Camping is allowed at this picturesque camping and picnic area alongside Megalong Creek at Old Ford Reserve. The Megalong Valley is mostly granite country with habitats that include open forests, riverside habitats and open pastures. The Valley has bird species that are not found on the cliff tops.

GPS
3343'53"S 15014'07"E
Walk Time
Bird watching at picnic/campsite
Grade
On Site
Distance
On site
Look For
Buff-rumped and Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Jacky Winter, Flame and Scarlet Robin, White-eared Honeyeater, White-winged Chough, Eastern Rosella, Diamond Firetail.

Bird Trails: Mt Victoria

Fairy Bower

Turn off Great Western Highway next to the historic Toll Bar House. The track leaves from the picnic area about 200m to the southeast. This is an easy walk in a semirainforest gully. Go down to the second track junction and return same way or up the Junction Track to Mt Piddington (steep climb).

GPS
3335'44"S 15015'44"E
Walk Time
1 hr
Grade
Easy
Distance
1 km return
Look For
Red-browed Treecreeper, Pilotbird, Satin Flycatcher (Summer), Superb Lyrebird.

Bird Trails: Mt Wilson

Cathedral of Ferns

A beautiful example of warmtemperate rainforest on basalt with an easy 500m walk.

GPS
3330'03"S 15023'26"E
Walk Time
0.5 hrs
Grade
Easy
Distance
500 m return
Look For
Superb Lyrebird, Black-faced Monarch (Summer), Golden Whistler, Bassian Thrush, Wonga Pigeon, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Gang-gang Cockatoo.

Bird Trails: Mount Tomah

Mount Tomah

The cool climate Mount Tomah Botanic Garden with over 5,000 species of plants is home to more than 180 bird species. Garden opens daily at 10am.

GPS
3354'09"S 15042'06"E

Bird Trails: Lithgow

This information is provided courtesy of The Tablelands Way Experience and Lithgow Tourism. The Lithgow area provides some of the most rewarding birding experiences in Australia. From Hampton in the south to Capertee Valley in the north, you can find many different bird species including raptors such as Eagles and Kites soaring overhead, water birds on farm dams, in streams and on lakes and tiny birds hiding in shrubs and bushes. While many birds remain in the same area enjoying the same ecosystems throughout the year, different seasons and weather conditions can bring a myriad of different birds. Call at the Lithgow Visitor Information Centre for information on more walks and bird sites in the Wolgan Valley and Newnes.

Hassans Walls
Common Bronzewing (© Chris Todd)Common Bronzewing
© Chris Todd

Soaring high above Lithgow is Hassans Walls Reserve which can be entered from both Doctors Gap Road and from Main Street. Hassans Walls Lookout is one of the most spectacular lookouts in the Region with views over the Hartley Valley, the Blue Mountains and down the valley of the Cox's River towards Wollongong.

GPS
3329'17"S 15009'44"E
Walk Time
2 hrs (Braceys Lookout)
Grade
Easy
Distance
7 km return
Look For
Fan-tailed cuckoos, Rufous Fantails, Common Bronzewing, Red Wattlebirds and a variety of Honeyeaters.
Lake Wallace, Wallerawang

Travel west on the Great Western Highway towards Bathurst and look for the Lake Wallace turn on the right 10km past Lithgow. Over 110 species of birds have been recorded at Lake Wallace. Built in the 1970s the lake provides water to the nearby Wallerawang Power Station one of the oldest coal-fired power stations in NSW. Quiet roads can be followed around the picnic area and past the Sailing Club to view waterbirds.

GPS
3324'50"S 15004'26"E
Walk Time
0.5 - 1hr
Grade
Easy
Distance
0.5 - 2 km return
Look For
Great Crested Grebe, Musk Duck, Australasian Darter, Little Black and Great Cormorant, White-faced Heron, Australian Reed-Warbler, Red-browed Finch, Superb Fairy-Wren, Little Grassbird. In Summer: Black-winged Stilts, Blackfronted Dotterel, Lathams Snipe, Australian Spotted Crake. In Winter: Diamond Firetail and Flame Robin are colourful sights
Lithgow Ponds

Not everyone's idea of a great place to hang out, but for waterbird lovers, the Lithgow ponds provide one of the best places to view up to seven different species of Ducks at any one time. Be mindful that the road to the sewerage ponds also leads to the waste facility so park well off the road and stay outside the sewerage pond fence.

GPS
3328'33"S 15008'23"E
Look For
Australasian Shoveler, Pink-eared Duck, Hardhead and the rare Blue-billed Duck. The ponds also have a resident flock of Australian White Ibis.

Bird Trails: Capertee and The Capertee Valley

Regent Honeyeater, Tablelands Way (© David Stowe)Regent Honeyeater, Tablelands Way
© David Stowe

The Capertee Valley is listed as an Important Bird Area on the Register of Birdlife International with some 236 birds having been recorded. Just past Lithgow turn left, off the Great Western Highway to Mudgee and follow the Castlereagh Highway to the village of Capertee then turn right towards Glen Davis and Glen Alice. Most of the valley is private property so please DO NOT TRESPASS. Good birding can be had along the road side. Park well off to the side of the road and watch for traffic. As most of the roads in the Capertee Valley are unsealed, drive according to the road conditions. Check conditions at the Lithgow Visitors Information Centre, especially after rain. The best way to see the birds of the Capertee Valley is to join a guided tour or stay in one of the local birdwatchers' lodges.

GPS
3306'00"S 15013'56"E
Look For
Red-rumped Parrot, Hooded Robin, White-browed Babbler, Crested Shrike-tit, Brown Treecreeper, Diamond Firetail, Dusky Woodswallow and many Honeyeaters including Black-chinned, Striped and the endangered Regent Honeyeater.
Glen Davis

The camp ground in Glen Davis is an excellent bird-watching spot.

Look For
Brown Treecreepers, White-browed Babblers, Peaceful Doves, Speckled Warblers, Dusky Woodswallows.
Glen Alice

Wander through the woodland around the community hall and behind the church.

Look For
Crested Shrike-tit, White-winged Chough, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Sacred Kingfisher, White-browed and Grey-crowned Babblers, Little and Musk Lorikeets. In Spring and Summer look for the Rainbow Bee-eater.

Bird Trails: Oberon

Jenolan Caves
Superb Lyrebird (© Jill Dark)Superb Lyrebird
© Jill Dark

The World Heritage listed Jenolan Caves are open to the public with eleven caves open daily for inspection. Many walks surround the Caves and the Blue Lake. A popular birdwatchers' walk is the Jenolan River Trail (between the Grand Arch and the Old Hydroelectric Power Station). Return same way. The track traverses riverside and open forest environments.

GPS
3349'16"S 15001'10"E
Walk Time
1.5 hrs
Grade
Easy
Distance
2.5 km return
Look For
Rockwarbler, Spotted Quail-thrush, Flame and Scarlet Robin, Superb Lyrebird, Satin Flycatcher (Summer). Sooty Owl can sometimes be heard at night.
Kanangra Walls

Kanangra Walls is a 28km drive from Jenolan Caves (23 kms unsealed)There is a camping area at Boyd River on the way. From the carpark at Kanangra Walls there is a track to the top of the plateau through heathland, open forest and escarpment environments.

GPS
3359'19"S 15006'31"E
Walk Time
1.5 hrs
Grade
Medium
Distance
2 km return
Look For
Flame and Scarlet Robin, Satin Flycatcher, White-eared Honeyeater, Spotted Quail-thrush. Kanangra Tops walk look for Wedge-tailed Eagle, Rockwarbler.

Note: The Tablelands Way, find your way and TW are trademarks of Oberon Council and are used with permission of Oberon Council, NSW Australia.

Look for Bird Signs

Look for signs of where birds have been, for example: Lyrebird dancing mounds and scratched areas where they have been feeding - chewed up Banksia cones dropped by Black-Cockatoos - Owl and Currawong regurgitated pellets - strips of bark and wood hanging off branches where Black-Cockatoos have fed on wood grubs - tracks in the sand - dust bathing areas - moulted feathers - bird bones - obvious nests like the mud nests of Magpie-larks (Peewees) and Choughs - the stick nests of Currawongs and Magpies - the camouflaged nests of Honeyeaters and Flycatchers - Satin Bowerbird bowers surrounded by their collections of blue treasures.

Experience the Seasonal Changes

It is ideal to visit our Region at least four times during a year to experience the dramatic seasonal changes in our bird communities. Some of the events of the year are:

Autumn
Tree Martins, Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, White-naped Honeyeaters, Spotted Pardalotes and Tasmanian Silvereyes migrate northwards. Rose Robins, Bassian Thrushes and Brown Gerygones come out of the gullies and feed in open forest areas and lawns and ovals. Red-browed Finches, Currawongs and Bowerbirds form flocks.
Winter
Lyrebirds, New Holland Honeyeaters, Powerful Owls, Wedge-tailed Eagles and many other species breed. Night calls include Southern Boobook and Powerful Owl, Tawny Frogmouths and Masked Lapwings.
Spring
Many migrating birds return from Queensland and New Guinea. Satin Bowerbird display and mating season. Cuckoos arrive. Kookaburra calls increase. Concentration of Honeyeaters in the flowering banksias.
Summer
Cuckoos call loudly, their young are being fed by their hosts. Many juvenile birds disperse from their breeding places. Nectar feeding birds congregate on Banksia serrata trees. Mixed species feeding flocks begin to form in late summer.

Think before you Trek...

It is highly recommended that you prepare for your bird watching experience by obtaining advice, maps, field guides and a comprehensive bird list from local Visitor Information Centres. Always be prepared when going on a bushwalk. Please note that this brochure is not a definitive Bushwalking Guide.

Blue Mountains & Capertee Valley Bird List

  • Australian Brush-turkey
  • Stubble Quail
  • Brown Quail
  • Musk Duck
  • Black Swan
  • Australian Wood Duck
  • Pink-eared Duck
  • Australasian Shoveler
  • Grey Teal
  • Chestnut Teal
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Hardhead
  • Blue-billed Duck
  • Australasian Grebe
  • Hoary-headed Grebe
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Rock Dove*
  • White-headed Pigeon
  • Spotted Dove
  • Brown Cuckoo-Dove
  • Common Bronzewing
  • Brush Bronzewing
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Peaceful Dove
  • Bar-shouldered Dove
  • Wonga Pigeon
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • White-throated Nightjar
  • Australian Owlet-nightjar
  • White-throated Needletail
  • Australasian Darter
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Little Black Cormorant
  • Australian Pelican
  • White-necked Heron
  • Eastern Great Egret
  • Intermediate Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • White-faced Heron
  • Little Egret
  • Nankeen Night-Heron
  • Australian White Ibis
  • Straw-necked Ibis
  • Yellow-billed Spoonbill
  • Black-shouldered Kite
  • Square-tailed Kite
  • Pacific Baza
  • White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  • Whistling Kite
  • Brown Goshawk
  • Collared Sparrowhawk
  • Grey Goshawk
  • Swamp Harrier
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle
  • Little Eagle
  • Nankeen Kestrel
  • Brown Falcon
  • Australian Hobby
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Purple Swamphen
  • Lewin's Rail
  • Buff-banded Rail
  • Dusky Moorhen
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Black-fronted Dotterel
  • Red-kneed Dotterel
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Latham's Snipe
  • Painted Button-quail
  • Silver Gull
  • Glossy Black-Cockatoo
  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
  • Gang-gang Cockatoo
  • Galah
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Musk Lorikeet
  • Little Lorikeet
  • Australian King-Parrot
  • Crimson Rosella
  • Eastern Rosella
  • Swift Parrot
  • Red-rumped Parrot
  • Turquoise Parrot
  • Eastern Koel
  • Channel-billed Cuckoo
  • Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
  • Black-eared Cuckoo
  • Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
  • Pallid Cuckoo
  • Fan-tailed Cuckoo
  • Brush Cuckoo
  • Powerful Owl
  • Barking Owl
  • Southern Boobook
  • Sooty Owl
  • Eastern Barn Owl
  • Azure Kingfisher
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Rainbow Bee-eater
  • Dollarbird
  • Superb Lyrebird
  • White-throated Treecreeper
  • Red-browed Treecreeper
  • Brown Treecreeper
  • Satin Bowerbird
  • Superb Fairy-wren
  • Variegated Fairy-wren
  • Southern Emu-wren
  • Pilotbird
  • Rockwarbler
  • Yellow-throated Scrubwren
  • White-browed Scrubwren
  • Large-billed Scrubwren
  • Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
  • Speckled Warbler
  • Weebill
  • Brown Gerygone
  • White-throated Gerygone
  • Western Gerygone
  • Striated Thornbill
  • Yellow Thornbill
  • Yellow-rumped Thornbill
  • Buff-rumped Thornbill
  • Brown Thornbill
  • Southern Whiteface
  • Spotted Pardalote
  • Striated Pardalote
  • Eastern Spinebill
  • Lewin's Honeyeater
  • Yellow-faced Honeyeater
  • White-eared Honeyeater
  • Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
  • Fuscous Honeyeater
  • White-plumed Honeyeater
  • Bell Miner
  • Noisy Miner
  • Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
  • Little Wattlebird
  • Regent Honeyeater
  • Red Wattlebird
  • Scarlet Honeyeater
  • Crescent Honeyeater
  • New Holland Honeyeater
  • White-cheeked Honeyeater
  • Black-chinned Honeyeater
  • Brown-headed Honeyeater
  • White-naped Honeyeater
  • Noisy Friarbird
  • Striped Honeyeater
  • Painted Honeyeater
  • Grey-crowned Babbler
  • White-browed Babbler
  • Spotted Quail-thrush
  • Eastern Whipbird
  • Varied Sittella
  • Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  • White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
  • Cicadabird
  • White-winged Triller
  • Crested Shrike-tit
  • Golden Whistler
  • Rufous Whistler
  • Grey Shrike-thrush
  • Olive-backed Oriole
  • Masked Woodswallow
  • White-browed Woodswallow
  • Dusky Woodswallow
  • Grey Butcherbird
  • Pied Butcherbird
  • Australian Magpie
  • Pied Currawong
  • Grey Currawong
  • Rufous Fantail
  • Grey Fantail
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Australian Raven
  • Little Raven
  • Leaden Flycatcher
  • Satin Flycatcher
  • Restless Flycatcher
  • Black-faced Monarch
  • Magpie-lark
  • White-winged Chough
  • Jacky Winter
  • Scarlet Robin
  • Red-capped Robin
  • Flame Robin
  • Rose Robin
  • Hooded Robin
  • Eastern Yellow Robin
  • Horsfield's Bushlark
  • Golden-headed Cisticola
  • Australian Reed-Warbler
  • Little Grassbird
  • Rufous Songlark
  • Silvereye
  • Welcome Swallow
  • White-backed Swallow
  • Fairy Martin
  • Tree Martin
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul*
  • Bassian Thrush
  • Common Blackbird*
  • Common Starling*
  • Common Myna*
  • Mistletoebird
  • Zebra Finch
  • Double-barred Finch
  • Plum-headed Finch
  • Red-browed Finch
  • Diamond Firetail
  • Beautiful Firetail
  • House Sparrow*
  • Australasian Pipit
  • European Goldfinch*

* Introduced species. This list does not include ALL species recorded in the area and should be used as a guide only.

Blue Mountains Bird Observers

Our sincere thanks to the Blue Mountains Bird Observers for their co-operation in supplying bird information and walks for this brochure. Blue Mountains Bird Observers run regular field excursions and are happy to assist with questions about birding in the Region and welcome reports on any unusual bird sightings. For more information, visit www.bmbo.org.au or phone: 02 4751 3770 or 02 4758 7061.

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