Birds along the Mehi River, downstream of Whittaker's Lagoon, Moree
This list combines three different locations along a 6-km stretch of the Mehi River, 19-25 km West of Moree, NSW. 1. Whittaker's Lagoon is an ephemeral, isolated floodplain wetland 19 km West of Moree, NSW. 2. Combadello Weir is a weir about 23 km West of Moree surrounded by woodlands, scrub and farmland. 3. Pieces of woodland and scrub near Ruth Leitch Bridge, ca. 25 km West of Moree, provide habitats mostly for bush birds. The following bird species were spotted in this area by C. Hayne from 2009 to 2014. 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 this 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.
Whittaker's Lagoon is listed as a "birding hotspot" on ebird.org .
Introduced species seen at Whittaker's Lagoon: Spotted Turtle Dove, Rock Dove, Common StarlingN, Common Myna.
Whittaker's Lagoon is location no. 6 of the Moree Bird Routes