Birding at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden
2007 New South Wales trip report #24
One of the places we planned to visit on our stay in Sydney was the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. This garden is open to the public every day and is located next to the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the northern parts of Sydney. We last visited this garden on a visit seven years ago and have fond memories of that visit.
This time we were a little disappointed. Although it is early spring the wildflowers were not fully out so that was a shame. Perhaps we should have planned a later visit. The birding was also a little slow though I did get some good photos of two Laughing Kookaburras keeping an eye on our picnic lunch.
Other good species included the Superb Fairy-wren. The brochure lists Variegated Fairy-wrens as present but I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see any. I also had good views briefly of a Red-browed Finch but it didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sit long enough for a photo. Rainbow Lorikeets, Little and Red Wattlebirds were quite common throughout the garden.
To check out the web page of the gardens, click here.