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.
- 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.