Birds in Deriah Aboriginal Area
Welcome sign at the entrance of Deriah Aboriginal Area
In December 2005, Deriah Forest - a former State Forest located on
the western fringes of the Nandewar Range, and thus of Mount Kaputar NP
(some 30 km East of Narrabri, NSW) - was converted into
Area. The Gamilaraay people are kindly giving the public access
to the area, which enables us to go bird-watching there.
NB: Although there are no signs, access to Deriah Aboriginal Area is at present 4WD only.
The following bird species were spotted by us in Deriah Aboriginal Area in the years 2006-2009 and 2013-present. They are listed here in four categories, according to the timing of their sightings. In some cases the categorisation indicates a trend. Bird species that are listed as Vulnerable or Endangered are marked as such.
Deriah Aboriginal Area is listed as a "birding hotspot" on ebird.org .