Bird survey results in Highlands

Latham's Snipe have been observed in East Bowral on many occasions. Photo: FDC

Latham's Snipe have been observed in East Bowral on many occasions. Photo: FDC

MORE than 70 species of birds have been spotted at Mittagong Creek for the past three years.

Seven sites along the river were chosen to observe bird life since 2013.

Results included:

  • Mansfield Reserve: 28 surveys since 2013, 52 species observed
  • Bowral Road Culvert: 24 surveys since 2013, 46 species observed
  • Merrigang Street Bridge/Rose Street Bridge: 29 surveys since 2013, 46 species observed
  • Mount Road Scout Hall: 27 surveys since 2014, 62 species observed
  • Oxley’s Hill Road/Quarry Channel: 26 surveys since 2013, 77 species observed
  • East Bowral Botanic Gardens: 27 surveys, 53 species observed
  • Boardman Road drainage ponds: 47 surveys, 65 species observed

Species sited included Latham’s Snipe, Australian Wood Duck, Pacific Black Duck, Little Pied Cormorant, Purple Swamphen, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella, Galah, Long-billed Corella, Australian Magpie, Golden-Headed Cistcola, Australasian Reed Warbler, Common Myna, European Goldfinch, Superb Fairywren, Magpie Lark, Welcome Swallow and Common Starling.

To get involved with bird surveying, contact BirdLife Southern Highlands: http://birdlife.org.au/locations/birdlife-southern-highlands

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