Little Forest Plateau Bird Walk
Grade and Distance: - 2.5km to Florance Head (3hrs return) - medium grade, undulating walking path, sandy fire trail
Vegetation Types - diverse forests and heathland
What to look for:
This is a good area to see large flocks of honeyeaters during their autumn migration. Yellow-faced, White-naped and Crescent Honeyeaters, Noisy Friarbirds, Little and Red Wattlebirds are all common. The heathland is a good place to see a Ground Parrot, Southern Emu-wrens and Beautiful Firetails. The cliffs and boulders beside the road, a couple of hundred metres back from the carpark, is a good location for Rockwarblers. Olive Whistlers are sometimes seen on the tracks.
From the Princes Highway, just north of Lake Conjola turnoff, take Porters Creek Road which becomes Pointer Gap Road. Turn left at the T-intersection towards the dam for 2.5km. There is a small carpark on the left with signage that heads you towards Florance Head. About 2km from the carpark there are spectacular views across Morton National Park and along the coast from the edge of the escarpment.
This walk can also be found in the Shoalhaven Bird Walks brochure.
Links to all the self-guided Shoalhaven bird walks: