Griffith NSW 2680
Griffith is at the crossroads of bird migration, particularly for eastern and western species - a perfect place to go twitching.
There are very accessible sites within the Griffith City area where our local birds can be seen at close range. Perhaps the most notable of these is the Scenic Hill and Golf Course areas where Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo and other parrot species are common.
The Lake Wyangan and Campbell’s Swamp area is also worth visiting for water birds and further afield, Cocoparra National Park and the adjoining Binya State Forest have some of the best birding sites in the whole of the Riverina – a definite must for all keen bird watchers.
The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area is also noted for the large number of Australasian Bittern that come to the area in the spring to the rice farms and adjoining irrigation channels to breed. Late October through to January is the best time to look for these secretive birds – early morning being the best time.
Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists is an active local bird watching group who organise walks and social outings.
Further details visit mfn.org.au
Bird Routes of Griffith is an excellent birding guide. Pick up a copy from the Griffith Visitor Information Centre.
If nature photography is your hobby make contact with the Griffith Photography Club via their Facebook page.