Birds of The Mid North Coast of New South Wales

Please follow the links above to my list of the more unusual bird sightings within the Mid North Coast of NSW, bird image gallery and lists of other reliable birding websites.

Listed below are all the Areas surveyed together with the sites contained therein. Each site has a link to Maps, Species Lists and in most cases, Images.

Very Rare Bird Sightings

There have been three unique bird sightings locally during 2017. The first was the sighting of a single Haematopus fuliginosus x ophthalmicus a hybrid of The Northern and Southern Sooty Oystercatcher on the Tuncurry Breakwall on 4th September, secondly a Pale-vented Bush-hen, Amaurornis moluccana was heard about 21st November and subsequently photographed in December at Lower Pappinbarra in the Hastings District and lastly, the arrival of some 13 to 17 Onychoprion aleuticus, the Aleutian Tern at Farquhar Inlet, Mudbishops Point Old Bar around 11th December. The latter are expected to stay until about March 2018.

On 2nd January 2018, two Gang-gang Cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum) were recorded on the track east of The Whoota Whoota Lookout in the Wallingat National Park. It would appear that this is the first record of the species in this National Park and in the surrounding general area.



Coffs Coast
Macleay Valley Coast
Port Macquarie and The Hastings Region
The Camden Haven
Taree and The Manning Valley
Forster and The Great Lakes
Newcastle and The Hunter Region

The following records are from camps hosted by The Manning–Great Lakes Birdwatchers Inc. and visits at latter times by the author. All are links to Maps and Images of both the common and unusual species occuring at each. I have not supplied full species lists.



Central Australia
North Coast
South Western Plains New South Wales
North Western Slopes New South Wales
South Coast New South Wales
Canberra ACT
Blue Mountains
Hawkesbury District


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