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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. For current and past reports and more information visit Citizen Science Opportunities.

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

Crimson Rosella

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Last Updated: April 21st, 2020
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