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Birds at the Pilliga Wetlands Walk

At the Pilliga Wetlands Walk, along a creek fed by an artificial artesian bore bath on the outskirts of Pilliga, NSW, the following bird species were spotted by us from May 2018 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, if any, are marked as such.

Bird species we have seen breeding at Pilliga Wetlands Walk (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 Pilliga Wetlands Walk is listed as a "birding hotspot" on .

Any time of year Spring/summer Autumn/winter Irregular or infrequent
Australian Wood Duck

Grey Teal

Pacific Black Duck

Great Egret

White-faced Heron

Australian White Ibis

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill

Whistling Kite

Masked Lapwing

Black-fronted Dotterel

Crested Pigeon

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Little Corella


Cockatiel N

Blue Bonnet N

Mallee Ringneck

Red-rumped Parrot

Brown Treecreeper N V

Superb Fairy-wren

Purple-backed Fairy-wren

White-winged Fairy-wren

Striated Pardalote

Yellow-throated Miner

Blue-faced Honeyeater N

White-plumed Honeyeater

Grey-crowned Babbler N

Willie Wagtail


Pied Butcherbird N

Australian Magpie

Australian Raven

Welcome Swallow

Tree Martin N

Little Grassbird

Latham's Snipe

Sacred Kingfisher

Fairy Martin

Australasian Darter

Australian Pelican

Plumed Egret

White-necked Heron

Straw-necked Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Little Eagle V

Eurasian Coot

Black-tailed Native-hen

Black-winged Stilt

Red-kneed Dotterel

Common Bronzewing

Eastern Rosella


Pallid Cuckoo

Australian Owlet-nightjar

Laughing Kookaburra


Noisy Friarbird

Striped Honeyeater

Jacky Winter

Restless Flycatcher

White-breasted Woodswallow

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Grey Butcherbird

Spotted Bowerbird

Torresian Crow

Double-barred Finch


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Any time of year Spring/summer Autumn/winter Irregular or infrequent

View of a section of the creek filled with water overflowing from the artesian bath

View of a section of the creek filled with water overflowing from the artesian bath

Frontal view of two Tree Martins
[Pilliga Wetlands Walk, NSW, December 2018]