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    ┴kos Lumnitzer
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    Default BIrd photography hot spots

    Thought I'd get the ball rolling.

    Can you guys recommend any great spots for bird photography? I haven't really been out of the Sydney (Penrith/Windsor/Richmond) area much, but there is a whole lot of birdlife out our way. I would, for example, love to find areas where herons and big birds congregate to breed and stuff.

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    ┴kos,
    The Hunter Wetlands center in Shortland is worth visiting as it is breeding site for 4 egret species. Have a look at their web site for more information. http://www.wetlands.org.au. Also Ash Island which is close is always worth a visit.

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    Akos I joined the Hunter Bird Observers Club when I was researching the Bird Trails project for the Upper Hunter. They have several brochures on birding sites.

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    Hi Akos,
    Not very far from where you live, the Capertee Valley is a wonderful spot for birding.
    http://www.bmbirding.com.au/valley.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thonnaksar NOP View Post
    Hi Akos,
    Not very far from where you live, the Capertee Valley is a wonderful spot for birding.
    http://www.bmbirding.com.au/valley.html

    HEy, do you think I live in whoop-whoop? It's still agood two, two and a half hours' drive from me. :D

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    Hi guys, I'm in Sydney, and have also visited the Hunter wetlands and it's a very nice spot with a great diversity of birds and great for dragon/damsel flies if your into macro too. Also not far away is the Stockton sand spit by the Stockton bridge.

    South of Sydney, I can highly recommend Lake Conjola 20 minutes north of Ulludulla. It's a superb tidal lake that's gets good numbers of waders, like godwits, sandpiper, oyster catchers, herons to name a few. Low tide is best as you can walk out over the extensive sand flats.

    I've also heard there's a good spot near Shellharbour not far south of Wollongong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whayne Padden View Post
    Hi guys, I'm in Sydney, and have also visited the Hunter wetlands and it's a very nice spot with a great diversity of birds and great for dragon/damsel flies if your into macro too. Also not far away is the Stockton sand spit by the Stockton bridge.

    South of Sydney, I can highly recommend Lake Conjola 20 minutes north of Ulludulla. It's a superb tidal lake that's gets good numbers of waders, like godwits, sandpiper, oyster catchers, herons to name a few. Low tide is best as you can walk out over the extensive sand flats.

    I've also heard there's a good spot near Shellharbour not far south of Wollongong.
    Hi Whayne

    I love waders, can never see enough ina lifetime. :)
    Drop in and visit us at Australasia forums. We are a dedicated bunch, close to home!

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    Hi Folks,
    In season Pelican Point and Soldier's Point on the Central Coast of NSW, are worth a visit for the Waders (I have photographed: Red-necked Stint, Sooty Oystercatcher, Double-banded Plover, Red-capped Dotterell, Ruddy Turnstone, Whimbrel, Pacific Golden Plover, Grey-tailed Tattler, Sanderling, Curlew Sandpiper, Crested and Little Terns). It needs to be a couple of hours either side of low tide to gain access to the rock shelf at Soldiers Point.

    Gerard

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    Hi Guys - havent been here yet - but off to visit this weekend, The Western Water Treatment Plant in Weribee, Melbourne. Victoria. (www.melbournewater.com.au)

    I have just recieved my permit and access key, supposedly the second best spot in australia with 370 species.

    Ill let you know what its like.

    Lance

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