Yathong NR

Mon 13 September 2021 12:00am

**This trip cancelled due to Covid** Noel Luff

This trip has been cancelled by NSW NPWS due to the Covid situation.

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 14. The quarters have showers and a reasonable kitchen.

Yathong is about 600 kms from Canberra and should take about 6 ½ hours to get there, 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.

You will need to take bedding, food, clothing suitable for both kinds of weather. The weather in spring can be quite unsettled (rain is not uncommon) so be prepared.

Register with Noel Luff (noelluff@gmail.com); please provide your name(s) and mobile number, and the name and number of an emergency contact.

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