Bird Watching Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Join our local expert guide on this small-group birding tour and discover the unique bird species of the Greater Lithgow region.

Marvel at the majesty of a soaring Wedge-tailed Eagle or be captivated by the enchanting musical call of the Superb Lyrebird.

This early morning walking tour provides superb birding opportunities as well as the chance to experience some of the region’s most spectacular scenery at either Lake Wallace Wallerawang, or in nature’s own amphitheatre: Wolgan Valley.

Learn about the conservation issues facing threatened species like the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater and the vulnerably listed Glossy-black Cockatoo, and join in on one of our regular citizen science projects where we survey the many bird species that we encounter throughout our travels.

Wolgan Valley

The little sister of the world-renowned Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) Capertee Valley, Wolgan Valley is a much smaller valley located to the south and separated by the very narrow plateau and sandstone escarpment that comprises Mount Jamison, Mount Davidson and Point Cameron. Equally as spectacular as Capertee Valley, the valley is dominated by steep talus slopes and open woodland with birdlife that tends to be more coastal in nature, with fewer of the western species than the Capertee Valley. The valley is home to over 150 recorded bird species including the Spotted Pardolate, Superb Lyrebird, Glossy-black Cockatoo, Dusky Woodswallow, Regent Honeyeater, Red-rumped Parrot and Wedge-tailed Eagle.

DEPARTS: 7am

DISTANCE: 3kms

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GRADE 2: Suitable for families with young children

Lake Wallace

Lake Wallace (referred to locally as ‘Wang Dam’) is a picturesque lake constructed in the 1970s to serve the water storage needs of the now decommissioned Wallerawang Power Station. Prior to its construction, the site was a thriving sheep and cattle station owned by the Walker-Barton family originally named ‘Wallerowang’. The property famously hosted naturalist Charles Darwin in 1836 when his observations of the Platypus became a key exemplar of his revolutionary theory on natural selection. Today, the lakes foreshore provides habitat for 153 recorded freshwater wetland bird species including the Australian Reed Warbler, Pink-eared Duck, Rufous Night-Heron, Australasian Grebe, Black-fronted Dotterel and Dusky Moorhen.

DEPARTS: 7am

DISTANCE: 2kms

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GRADE 1: Suitable for people with a disability, with assistance.

Prices

Minimum group size is 2 people, maximum is 10. Prices will vary depending on the size of the group.

Inclusions

Both of these tours include a delicious morning tea of locally baked goods with your choice of espresso coffee, tea, hot chocolate or fruit juice, bottled water, use of binoculars and spotting scope, park fees and experienced local guide.

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