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The Shoalhaven on the NSW south coast is home to an amazing variety of birds and is a mecca for birdwatchers.
BirdLife Shoalhaven promotes a better understanding of our birds and works tirelessly to ensure their survival.

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.

Downloadable PDF List for all bird species recorded on Birdata at Little Forest Plateau

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.

This is a mudmap of the walks

Links to all the self-guided Shoalhaven bird walks:

1. Bangalee Reserve
4. Ben's Walk
7. Booderee Botanic Gardens
10. Little Forest Plateau
13. Hyams Beach
16. Warden Head

2. Bomaderry Creek
5. Lake Wollumboola
8. Murray's Beach Circuit
11. Narrawallee Inlet
14. Vincentia WTP
17. Wilfords Lane Wetlands

3. Shoalhaven Heads
6. Abraham's Bosom
9. Yatte Yattah NR
12. Burrill Lake
15. Callala Wetland Walkway
18. Lake Conjola Entrance

Download the Shoalhaven Bird Walks brochure

Beautiful Firetail

Crescent Honeyeater