A place where…
Birds of the East meet Birds of the West
The combination of the Gwydir River and its tributaries among the North West Slopes of the Great Dividing Range, attract birds of the inland plains and forest, together with birds associated with the wet east coast. This accounts for the diversity of bird life found in the district.
The range and variety is extensive, far too numerous to name them all, but essentially, they can be broken down into the following categories: Water Birds, Raptors, Kingfishers, Quails, Swifts, Parrots, Wrens, Pidgeons, Tree Creepers, cuckoos, Owls, Thornbills, Honeyeaters, Finches, Woodswallows, Swallows, as well as many others.
Bird Routes Brochure
The Warialda Bird Routes brochure is available from the Bingara Visitor Information Centre. The brochure provides a comprehensive directory with maps of birds found in the Warialda, Bingara and Barraba localities. It identifies more than 200 native birds that frequent the area and identifies special locations where the birds of the east meet the birds of the west.
Follow the link to download the brochure Bird Routes of Warialda, Bingara and Barraba. (PDF file size: 401KB)
Follow the link to download the Warialda & District Bird List.
(PDF file size: 293KB)
The idea behind mapping the bird routes was not only to increase the knowledge of landholders and community groups in identifying local native birds, but to increase landholders’ understanding of the part they can play in maintaining and enhancing bird habitats by managing biodiversity on their properties.