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Bird Watching in the Southern Highlands

Bird Watching in the Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands is a bird watchers paradise, with more than 260 species of birds able to be seen within a 90-minute drive south of Sydney. Some are seasonal visitors, others are permanent residents. 

King Parrot


Birdlife Southern Highlands is a very active local group that welcome new members, have interesting speakers and outings and very experienced bird watchers who will help you get started with your bird watching activities.

A great way to get to know birds, if you haven't much experience, is to get involved in the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science opportunity that occurs in the third week of October each year. This provides us with a snapshot of the birds that live near us. 

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Further Information

Please use the links below for more information:

pdfA Guide to Bird Watching in the Southern Highlands (5.5Mb)
PDFBirdlife Southern Highlands Birdata List (493kb)

linkBirdlife Southern Highlands

linkCitizen Science Opportunities

Crimson Rosella

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Last Updated: October 23rd, 2019
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