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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.

Murray's Beach Circuit Bird Walk (the Munyunga Waraga Dhugan trail)

Grade and Distance: - 5.5km circuit (2.5hrs) - easy grade, undulating sandy tracks, interpretive signs, little shade

Vegetation Types - coastal heath, beaches, woodland, sandstone cliffs

What to look for:
This walk offers amazing views across Jervis Bay and along the coast. Look for Little Penguins in the waters as there is a colony on Bowen Island just north of Governor Head. A range of honeyeaters can be seen as you pass through eucalypt and casuarina forest and the heathland. White-bellied Sea-Eagles, Peregrine Falcons and Whistling Kites are also seen regularly. There is usually a variety of thornbill species in the carpark area, including the Brown, Striated and Yellow Thornbill. Eastern Bristlebirds are regularly seen on the tracks through the heathland with possible sightings of Ground Parrots. Australasian Gannets and albatrosses are regularly sighted from the clifftops.

Downloadable PDF List for all bird species recorded on Birdata at Murrays Beach

The Aboriginal name for the Murray's Beach Circuit is Munyunga Waraga Dhugan, which means "Home camp of the White-bellied Sea-Eagle". The walk starts at the Murrays Beach carpark at the end of Jervis Bay Road. 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

Eastern Bristlebird

White-bellied Sea-Eagle