Birdwatch at Warrumbungle National Park

Help us survey birds at Warrumbungle National Park to see how the park is recovering after the 2013 fires.

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

Warrumbungle National Park Bird Trails Map

Attend an event

School holiday activities include guided animal and plant walks, night spot-light walks and star-gazing, and activities for children.

COVID-19 update

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.