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"Pilliga scrub", NSW, Australia

Aboriginal name: "billar-ga" = Place of Oaks [yuwaalaraay]

On these pages the term "Pilliga scrub" is used frequently. This is an old name that refers to the area of contiguous forest, woodland and scrub located roughly between the towns of Narrabri, Coonabarabran, Gunnedah, Pilliga and Wee Waa in inland NSW that contains the largest contiguous piece of bushland left in NSW outside the Great Dividing Range.

According to the way parts of the area are used, the "Pilliga scrub" has been subdivided into several administrative sectors. Of these, the following protected areas are described here on separate pages (more may be added at a later time).

A fair number of bird photos was taken in other parts of the Pilliga scrub, such as e.g.

Photos taken in such areas that are not protected nature reserves are usually labeled on these pages as taken in the "Pilliga scrub".

Near the northern end of the Pilliga scrub there is another nature reserve, the Brigalow Park NR.