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 every spring and autumn since then.
Warrumbungle National Park has over 160 species of birds. During our surveys, we have detected 113 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.
Report your observations
- Download the Back to 'bungles bird survey form with images to help with identification (PDF 1.4MB)
- Download the Back to 'bungles bird species list (PDF 442KB)
- Download the Back to 'bungles map of the trails (PDF 87KB)
Attend an event
School holiday activities include guided animal and plant walks, night spot-light walks and star-gazing, and activities for children.
Safeguarding the health and safety of our staff and visitors is our priority and we are closely following advice from State and Federal Governments to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the wider community.
To protect the health of staff and park visitors the autumn Warrumbungle bird count planned for 30 April to 3 May is now cancelled until further notice. We ask you to follow Government and Health advice while visiting Warrumbungle National Park. This includes:
- practicing social distancing
- limiting group sizes in line with Government guidelines
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 please visit NSW Health.