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.
Warrumbungle National Park has over 160 species of birds. During our surveys, we have detected 110 of these species, and have counted over 6500 individual birds, including sulphur-crested cockatoos, silvereyes and turquoise parrots.
Participants in our surveys range from novices to expert, all ages and come from all over New South Wales.
How do I find out more?
Join expert bird watchers from Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the National Parks and Wildlife Service for guided bird watching and surveying around the walking tracks of Warrumbungle National Park.
For more information about the citizen science bird surveys, including birdwatching resources and how to sign up, see the Back to 'bungles bird week website.