In the nick of time - saving the yellow-spotted bell frog

Thought to be extinct in the wild for over thirty years, the spectacular Critically Endangered yellow-spotted bell frog was rediscovered in a creek in the Yass area in 2010.

Rainbow bee-eater

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. All skill levels from novice to expert bird watcher are welcome.

Dates: Saturday 6 October to Tuesday 9 October 2018

Time and location: Meet at the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre at 8:30am. The survey will finish at 1pm each day.

Register: For more information about the bird count and to register your interest, contact Gillian Dunkerley, OEH, on 02 9995 5530 or

Warrumbungle National Park has over 160 species of birds. We have detected 108 of these species, and have counted over 5300 individual birds, 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.