Yathong NR

Mon 12 September 2022 01:00pm

Noel Luff

A midweek excursion to a prime patch of NSW mallee and associated woodlands.

Accommodation is in basic shearers quarters with shared facilities. Because of this numbers are limited to 16. The quarters have showers and a new kitchen. The rooms in the quarters are now allocated but those who have campervans or camper trailers may still register.

Yathong is about 600 kms from Canberra and should take about 6 ½ hours to get there, plus stops, so an early start or a halfway stop is essential.

Birding in the mallee can be frustrating but extremely rewarding, especially if one comes upon such birds as Malleefowl, Striated Grasswren, Southern Scrub-robin, Red-lored Whistler, Gilbert’s Whistler and heaps more. Now I cannot guarantee seeing any of these but they have been seen in the Reserve in the past. The Reserve also has extensive woodlands and dams which brings on different suites of birds.

The weather in spring can be quite unsettled (rain is not uncommon) so be prepared.

Register with Sue Lashko – smlashko@gmail.com; please provide your name(s) and mobile number, and the name and number of an emergency contact.

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