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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.

Booderee Botanic Gardens Bird Walk

Grade and Distance: - Up to 4km (2hrs) - easy grade, mostly sealed paths, some stairs, a lot of shade

Vegetation Types - rainforest, heath, woodland

What to look for:
With lots of sealed paths and good bush tracks, this is a great place for all ages and both beginner and experienced birders. Freckled Ducks have been seen on Lake McKenzie and Sooty Owls have been spotted at night, but the residents are the main attraction. The species list for the gardens is long and varied, including many honeyeaters and thornbills, Grey and Rufous Fantails, Cicadabirds, King-Parrots, Gang-gang, Yellow-tailed and Glossy Black Cockatoos, Leaden Flycatchers, Australasian and Hoary-headed Grebes, Hardheads, Chestnut Teals, Rufous and Golden Whistlers, Brown Gerygones, Olive-backed Orioles and the Eastern Koels in summer.

Downloadable PDF List for all bird species recorded on Birdata at Booderee Botanic Gardens

Nature trails and paths combine to create a loop walk around Lake Mackenzie. Interpretive signage, toilets, picnic area and barbeque facilities are available. A second circuit on the opposite side of the carpark goes around the heathland habitat. Allow from one hour to a whole day for your visit. Entry fees apply in Booderee NP.

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

Leaden Flycatcher

Rufous Whistler