Birds at the Burren Junction Bore Bath
At the Burren Junction Bore Bath, an artificial artesian bore bath on the outskirts of Burren Junction, NSW, the following bird species were spotted by us from June 2012 until now. They are listed here in four categories, according to the timing of their sightings. In some cases the categorisation indicates a trend. At the Burren Junction Bore Bath there is a dam for birds, with a central island refuge. In addition, there is an overflow pond for times when the bath is in operation. During the winter months, when the bath is closed, that pond is usually dry. Bird species that are listed as Vulnerable or Endangered, if any, are marked as such.
Bird species we have seen breeding at Burren Junction Bore Bath (with at least a photo of a nest or nest entrance) are marked with a clickable superscript "N", leading to the relevant breeding information.
The Burren Junction Bore Bath is listed as a "birding hotspot" on ebird.org .
When there is enough water in the overflow pond of the Burren Junction Bore Bath, diving ducks such as these Hardheads will stay there
Conversation between two White-necked Herons: "Look, there's a tree!" "Awesome! And it's got a fork too - let's go and nest there!" - here the nest with 3(?) near fledging age chicks in it (December 2020)