Birds at the Urunga board walk
The Urunga board walk, at Urunga, NSW, provides access to a variety of aquatic bird habitats. The following bird species were spotted by us there during visits from July 2009 until the present time. They are listed here in four categories, according to the timing of their sightings. (Note that some bird species heard from the board walk are located in remnant dense growth outside the mangrove swamp/dune/beach area). Bird species that are listed as Vulnerable or Endangered are marked as such.
In some cases the categorisation into the different times of year indicates only a trend.
Bird species we have seen breeding there are marked with a clickable superscript "N", leading to the relevant breeding information.
The Urunga Board Walk is listed as a "birding hotspot" on ebird.org .
Exposed mudflat at the start of the Urunga board walk
The twin estuary of the Bellinger River (right) and the Kalang River (left), with the Urunga board walk on the left
The Urunga board walk skirts the twin estuary of the Bellinger River and the Kalang River; it also provides access to the Urunga Heads lagoon, with its intertidal wetland (with mangroves and mudflats) and to dunes with coastal banksia
Looking back from the side track into the intertidal wetland onto the main board walk