Narrabri Shire’s impressive number of different ecosystems makes it a fantastic bird watching area. From the massive heights of Mt Kaputar to the scrub of the Pilliga Forest to the low lying wetlands of Yarrie Lake, these vastly different habitats sustain a huge range of birds.
The leaflets below are handy tools for any keen birdwatcher spending time in Narrabri Shire.
The first is a comprehensive guide on what birds you may hope to spot in the different areas. The second is a fantastic brochure developed by the Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre in conjunction with the Namoi CMA and Cotton CRC outlining eight bird routes of the Western Namoi floodplains. These routes take you from Wee Waa to Pilliga and Burren Junction. Research has found over 138 different birds on cotton farms around Wee Waa across a broad range of vegetation types. Some of the more significant birds observed in our area include the Grey-crowned Babbler and the Brown Treecreeper, both of which are declining woodland species which are listed as vulnerable.
Following the success of the Western Namoi Floodplains brochure, the Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre in conjuction with independent consultant James Faris and the LLS have produced similar brochures outlining the birds in both the Narrabri Lake and Yarrie Lake areas.