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Narran Lake Nature Reserve, NSW, Australia

Here a few photos taken at Narran Lake NR. We visited the NR under the guidance of a NPWS ranger and elders of the local Aboriginal community.

This Nature Reserve is located about 70 km North-West of Walgett, NSW. Narran Lake is a shallow depression that fills with water when the Narran River is in flood, creating an important wetland for aquatic birds to nest in, surrounded by dry scrub and woodland dominated by Cypress pine.

When full, Narran Lake is home to abundant wildlife, in particular aquatic birds. Especially in years with significant flood events large numbers of birds will breed there. In some years, e.g. 2008, tens of thousands of breeding pairs have been counted.

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Narran Lake was almost entirely dry at the time this photo was taken (July 2014)

Clay pan near Narran Lake, which was dry at the time this photo was taken (July 2014); the clay pan is bordered by lignum and surrounded by dunes consisting of debris swept up from Narran Lake when it is dry, called the Lumeah Lunettes

Salt pan near Narran Lake, which was dry at the time this photo was taken (July 2014)

One of the bird species found in the dry bushland surrounding Narran Lake is the Red-capped Robin

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