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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.

Burrill Bird Walk

Grade and Distance: - 2.5km return (1.5hrs) - easy grade, parkland paths, firm sandy beach

Vegetation Types - suburban parkland, estuary, beach

Grade and Distance: - 2.5km return (1.5hrs) - easy grade, parkland paths, firm sandy beach

What to look for:
Grey and Chestnut Teal, Azure Kingfshers, Buff-banded Rails and occasionally Lewin's Rail can be seen in the creek and the vegetation along its edges. Nankeen Night-Herons sometimes roost in the trees along the creek and Yellow Thornbills are common in the Casuarinas. When the large fig tree on the beach side of the creek is fruiting, Eastern Koels, Satin Bowerbirds and Figbirds feed in it. Red-capped Plovers are common at the lake entrance and Sooty Oystercatchers on the rocks. The entrance is also a good site for Hooded Plovers and Double-banded Plovers during autumn and winter.

Downloadable PDF List for all bird species recorded on Birdata at Burrill Lake

Bird List for Burrill Lake and Bada Dam on 22nd January 2022
Bird List for Burrill Lake on 17th December 2021

From Princes Highway, south of the Burrill Lake bridge, park at Lions Park. There is usually a good range of water birds on the lake, on both sides of the highway bridge. Walk towards the beach, across the bridge over a little creek. From the caravan park, walk along the lake edge to the entrance. It is also worthwhile to go to the nearby wetland (Bada Dam) south of Bada Crescent where waterbirds abound and some rarities are occasionally seen.

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

Buff-banded Rail

Yellow Thornbill