Barkala Bird Watching Tours
Barkala property is home to over 120 bird species, either resident or as regular migrants, including eight threatened species: the Grey-crowned Babbler, Hooded Robin, Speckled Warbler, Brown Treecreeper, Turquoise Parrot, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Diamond Firetail and the Little Lorikeet. Across the Pilliga itself over 200 bird species have been recorded.
The Pilliga has long been recognised as one of the most important areas for biodiversity in eastern Australia. With its diversity of habitats from open forest to heathlands, and its geographical location on the cusp between the wetter coastal band and the dry interior, it offers a wealth of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals, including many marginal and locally endemic species. Barkala Farmstay is adjacent to part of the Pilliga Nature Reserve and close to the Sandstone Caves and the Sculptures in the Scrub (Timmalallie National Park and Special Aboriginal Area).
Early morning Guided Birdwatching Tours are available by arrangement, run by longtime resident artist and keen birdwatcher Julie Squire. Whether you’re after an introduction to the bush and birdwatching, or want to see one of our threatened species in their wild home, Julie knows where the locals hang out. Walks start early and go for two to three hours,
To make your booking, give us a call on (02) 6842 2239. You won’t be disappointed!
$55 for an individual
$80 for a couple
Photo credits to Con Boekel