The beautiful City of Sydney NSW Australia is surrounded by several extensive National Parks and Wildlife Reserves, set aside for the preservation of both flora and fauna species. Many are accessible within an hour’s drive from Sydney’s CBD, and if you know where to go, you can be delightfully rewarded with some excellent birding.
The Royal National Park (Australia’s first park), and Audley Dance Hall Cafe is a great place to have a coffee or meal, and is a place where I meet with birders visiting from other countries or other states of Australia. The National Parks office/shop (NSW Dept. of Environment and Heritage) is also in the same building. My book “What Birds Teach Us” is on sale there also. Many birders come to the Royal NP because of easy access to both tree, rainforest and fresh water birds.
If you are visiting or planning to visit the Sydney area to do some birding (serious bird watching) and you would like to meet for a chat over a coffee and possibly join me for some recreational birding. You can contact me by email at the foot of this page.
Eastern Yellow Robin
Australia has many perennial and territorial birds which can be found in particular locations throughout the year, such as this Eastern Yellow Robin.
Superb Fairy-wren (male)
Likewise, the Superb Fairy-wren is found in many areas around Sydney, most of the year, as is its more vibrant cousin the Variegated fairy-wren. The Superb Lyrebird, Satin Bowerbird, Sacred Kingfisher and many others can be found in the Royal National Park and surrounding Nature Reserves.