Murrumbidgee Discovery Track

Wed 17 June 2020 09:00am

Sandra Henderson
Meet at Casuarina Sands carpark at 9am. Registration is essential. If over 20 people register, and restrictions on numbers are still in force, we will split into two groups – one group to bird around the upper and lower parts of Casuarina Sands, the other to bird along the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track.  Both usually offer good birding. Social distancing is required, so carpooling is not encouraged at this stage.
Please let me know if you intend to come along at

Post event report

With COVID-19 restrictions in force, the attendees were split into two groups, walking about 15 minutes apart.
It was a beautiful morning, and the river is flowing well. The target species was Crescent Honeyeater, seen several times ahead of the outing. All participants got at least brief views of these birds, which were feeding in mistletoe in the casuarinas. One group was surprised by a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, which appeared in the same tree as a Crescent Honeyeater. Group One observed three Emus across the river in the Cotter Campground, but Group Two encountered three very wet Emus which had swum across the river and wandered along the walking track. Other species included Australian Wood Ducks exploring hollows in the carpark, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, Red-browed Finches, Eastern Yellow Robins and a Speckled Warbler.
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