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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.

Lake Wollumboola Bird Walk

Grade and Distance: - 1-2km (30mins – 2hrs) - easy grade, sandbar and northern shore generally accessible, but access to eastern shore depends on lake conditions

Vegetation Types - beach, coastal dunes, lake, mudflats

What to look for:
Lake Wollumboola is an internationally recognised Key Biodiversity Area with its huge populations of Black Swans and Chestnut Teal and as a migratory bird habitat. Conditions for observing the lake's diverse bird life are most favourable during October-March and when lake levels are low. Threatened species include nesting Little Terns and Pied Oystercatchers, as well as migratory Curlew Sandpipers and Bar-tailed Godwits. Other migratory species include Red Knots, Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and Red-necked Stints and there have been rare sightings of a White-rumped Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit and Paradise Shelduck. Other interesting waterbirds may include Royal Spoonbills, Red-necked Avocets and egrets. Keep clear of signed nesting areas during spring and summer.

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

Proceed through Culburra Beach township via The Lake Circuit to park at Lakeside Park. Follow the gravel path to steps and panoramic views of lake, sandbar and ocean. Walk south along the sandbar and southeast shore or west along north shore, depending on lake water levels and closure to the ocean

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

Black Swan

Chestnut Teal