A short stay in Narrandera, New South Wales
Sydney Trip Report June 2011
On our trip to Sydney earlier this year we stopped for the night at the Lake Talbot Tourist Park on the edge of Narrandera in the mid west of New South Wales. It’s a lovely town with beautiful country all around, the kind that makes you decide to make a return visit some day. We had a cabin booked for the night and this was very comfortable and we had a good night’s sleep. I’d recommend this park to any visitors.
Next morning I took out a few minutes to get some photos of the park and the lake. I could hear plenty of birds calling and saw a few in the park but didn’t have time to take any photos of them. Instead, I’ll just list the birds heard or seen as I packed the car.
- Australian Raven
- Common Blackbird
- Willie Wagtail
- Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
- Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
- Australian Magpie
- Noisy Miner
- Laughing Kookaburra
- Little Pied Cormorant
- Black Swan
- Grey Fantail
- White-winged Chough
- Magpie Lark
This area is obviously very good for birding and I’d like to explore the region in more depth someday. When we paid for our stay, the park office had several brochures available about birding places in the district. These pamphlets listed about 6 or 7 good birding spots near the town plus a little further off. It’s good to see that birders are being catered for in this way. It’s certainly a good birding are because this part of the state is a transition zone between birds of the highlands to the east and the much drier plains to the west.
Someday I’ll spend a week or so there.
It is a lovely spot. We got our best shots yet of Yellow Rosella in this Park.
Hi John – I agree that it’s a wonderful spot. We stayed there one night on the way over, and again on the way home. Would really like to drag the van over there and spend a few weeks birding the area. In the office of the park I collected several excellent pamphlets showing all the good birding spots in the district. We only had time to check out one of them on our way home. That’s the trouble when one is on a tight schedule to cover this great land of ours.
Too many birds – not enough time.