Birds in Leard State Forest/SCA
To compare the interactive map above with the status in October 2012 (including the big, ugly hole), click HERE.
In Leard State Forest/State Conservation Area, a large remnant of sclerophyll woodland near Maules Creek, NSW, the following bird species were spotted by R. Druce and ourselves from October 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. Bird species that are listed as Vulnerable or Endangered are marked as such.
Bird species seen breeding in Leard State Forest/State Conservation Area (with at least a photo of a nest or nest entrance) are marked with a clickable superscript "N", leading to the relevant breeding information.
This list also contains the results of bird surveys conducted in the Leard State Forest/State Conservation Area by the Wilderness Society since May 2014.
Leard State Forest is listed as a "birding hotspot" on ebird.org .
This photo demonstrates the importance of surface water to local wildlife - three species of birds drinking from Lawler's Well, at the centre of Leard State Forest, near sunset at a time of drought, in November 2013: Common Bronzewing, Eastern Rosella and Australian King-Parrot (photo courtesy of R. Druce)