Yerrabi Track to Boboyan Trig in southern Namadgi NP

Sun 28 February 2016 07:00am

Suzi Bond

This is a moderate walk of 4 km return (about 2-3 hours). The walk descends from the carpark through peppermint forest to a swamp, and then ascends through mountain gum/snow gum forest to a rocky summit with fantastic views.

The birds we’re likely to encounter are the typical montane forest species such as Superb Lyrebird, Grey Currawong, White-naped, White-eared, Yellow-faced and Brown-headed Honeyeaters, Scarlet, Eastern Yellow and Flame Robins, White-throated Treecreeper, Satin Flycatcher, Fan-tailed and Brush Cuckoos, Grey Shrike-thrush and Grey Fantail. In addition, at this time of year there are often good highland butterflies and wildflowers in the swamp section of the walk, and small reptiles in the peppermint forest section of the walk, so if people are interested we will have time to stop and look at these.

Please note it can be quite windy and exposed at the summit, so please remember to bring wind and rain gear, and the track can be narrow, steep and rocky in parts so wear sturdy footwear. Bring some morning tea and plenty of water.

The carpark for the walk is located 35 kms south of the Namadgi Visitors Centre on the unsealed Boboyan Rd, but we will organise to meet and carpool from Lanyon Marketplace. We will meet at Lanyon Marketplace at 7am, and it will take us approx an hour to drive in convoy to the carpark for the start of the walk on Boboyan Rd.

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Post event report

Here is the bird list for the walk.  In no particular order:

  1. Brush Cuckoo
  2. Fan-tailed Cuckoo
  3. Shining Bronze-cuckoo
  4. White-throated Needletail
  5. Gang-gang
  6. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  7. Crimson Rosella
  8. Superb Lyrebird
  9. White-throated Treecreeper
  10. Eastern Spinebill
  11. Yellow-faced Honeyeater
  12. Red Wattlebird
  13. White-eared Honeyeater
  14. White-naped Honeyeater
  15. Brown-headed Honeyeater
  16. Noisy Friarbird
  17. Spotted Pardalote
  18. Striated Pardalote
  19. Brown Thornbill
  20. Buff-rumped Thornbill
  21. Striated Thornbill
  22. Dusky Woodswallow
  23. Grey Butcherbird
  24. Australian Magpie
  25. Pied Currawong
  26. Grey Currawong
  27. Grey Shrike-thrush
  28. Golden Whistler
  29. Rufous Whistler
  30. Grey Fantail
  31. Satin Flycatcher
  32. Scarlet Robin
  33. Flame Robin
  34. Eastern Yellow Robin
  35. Bassian Thrush
  36. Laughing Kookaburra
  37. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  38. Crested Shrike-tit
  39. Wedge-tailed Eagle
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