Bird watchers to flock to Namadgi Park

CANBERRA’S bird watchers will have the chance to spot rare birds and wildlife in Namadgi National Park this Sunday.

A gang-gang cockatoo

A gang-gang cockatoo

Manager of Regional Operations, National Parks and Catchments Brett McNamara says the park provides a home to an abundance of birds, with over 130 species to date.

“Almost every time I am in the park I spot a bird I haven’t seen before,” he says.

“The variety of feathery friends that either reside in the area or have migrated from interstate and even overseas is really quite amazing. Gang-gang cockatoos, grey fantails, hooded robins, noisy friarbirds and groups of small bush birds such as thornbills and weebills are some of the native species you may see on the walk this spring.

“If you are lucky you may even see other animals like the eastern long-necked turtle or the red-necked wallaby, just don’t forget to bring your binoculars to ensure you don’t miss out on seeing all the wildlife and other natural beauty inhabiting the area.”

Mr McNamara says about one kilometre of walking with a ranger is involved in the bird watching activity, with some sections off track.

Bookings are essential. For more information please call the Namadgi Visitor Centre on 6207 2900.

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