The Tamworth Birdwatchers Group visited Gunnedah recently to see what it could find.
The bird watchers identified that despite the dry conditions, a range of interesting birds including threatened species are still found in the local area.
The group visited four local areas including the Wallaby Trap, Black Jack State Forest, Mullibah Lagoon and Cushans Reserve. The group was particularly keen to observe a known elusive species, the White- winged Fairy Wren, which is known to occur at The Wallaby Trap. While exciting in itself, the bird was only heard and not seen this time.
The group did see other significant birds including the Dusky Woodswallow, Speckled Warbler, Brown Treecreeper, Diamond Firetail at Black Jack State Forest and the Glossy Ibis and Baillon's Crake at Mullabah Lagoon. These last two birds were new recordings for the Gunnedah shire.
The Tamworth Birdwatchers Group hold monthly outings to different locations around the Tamworth area. For further information, visit https://www.tamworthbirdwatchers.com
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