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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.

Warden Head Bird Walk

Grade and Distance: - you can observe from the lookout or explore the bush tracks around the lighthouse area and the rock platform and beaches below.

What to look for:
Look out for sea birds, whales (June/July and returning October/November), dolphins and seals around the rocks. The best viewing for birds is in the afternoon with the sun behind you and on calmer days after a strong southerly. You could see -

  • Fairy Prions, Wedge-tailed and Short-tailed Shearwaters (spring to autumn) and Fluttering Shearwaters (winter);
  • Wandering (rare), Black-browed, Shy (type), Indian Yellownosed and Buller's Albatross (all during winter and spring);
  • Pomarine and Arctic Jaeger (summer);
  • Sooty Oystercatcher, Terns and occasionally Eastern Reef Egret on the rock shelf below;
  • White-bellied Sea-Eagles commonly cruise the cliff edges and occasionally a Square-tailed Kite (spring to autumn).
  • White-throated Treecreeper, Variegated Fairy-wren, Thornbills, Spotted Pardalote, Golden Whistler, Eastern Yellow Robin and Red-browed Finch are fairly common;
  • Brown and Grey Goshawks and the cryptic Bassian Thrush have been seen along the walking tracks

Downloadable PDF List for all bird species recorded on Birdata at Warden Head

From the Princes Highway in Ulladulla, turn east into Deering Street at the round-about at the top of the hill and drive to the parking area at the Lighthouse.

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

Wedge-tailed Shearwater

Black-browed Albatross

Sooty Oystercatcher