Bird counting in the beautiful 'bungles

The 'Back to 'bungles bird count' is on again. Join us from Thursday 5 October to Sunday 8 October in beautiful Warrumbungle National Park.

Speckled warbler (Chthonicola sagittata), previously known as Pyrrholaemus sagittata

A bushfire in January 2013 burnt nearly 90% of Warrumbungle National Park. As part of research on the recovery of the park from this impact, we started a citizen scientist volunteer bird count in 2014. We have counted birds each spring and autumn since then.

Join expert bird watchers from Office of Environment and Heritage and the National Parks and Wildlife Service for guided bird watching and surveying around the walking tracks of Warrumbungle National Park.

Dates: Thursday 5 October to Sunday 8 October.

Time and location: Meet at the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre at 8am. The survey will finish at 1pm each day.

Register: For more information about the bird count and to register your interest, contact Patrick Tegart, OEH, on 02 9995 5651 or patrick.tegart@environment.nsw.gov.au.

Warrumbungle National Park has over 160 species of birds. We have detected 107 of these species, and have counted over 4300 individual birds, including including sulphur-crested cockatoos, silvereyes and turquoise parrots.

Our volunteers range from novices to expert, all ages and come from all over New South Wales.

Warrumbungle National Park is a great place for camping, bush walking, and, as Australia's first and only declared Dark Sky Park, it's perfect for stargazing.

Visit Warrumbungle National Park for information on the park, accommodation and activities or contact the Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364, 9am-4pm daily.