Birds at Yarrie Lake
At Yarrie Lake, a small natural lake 15 km South-East of Wee Waa, NSW (35 km WSW of Narrabri) and the associated marsh the following bird species were spotted by us from 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 we have seen breeding at Yarrie Lake (with at least a photo of a nest or nest entrance) are marked with a clickable superscript "N", leading to the relevant breeding information.
Yarrie Lake is listed as a "birding hotspot" on ebird.org .
Yarrie Lake is a small natural lake fed by a local creek; when full, it has a maximum depth of about 2 m; in times of drought it can be entirely dry, but it is not a classical ephemeral lake that fills only once in a while
As the water level decreases, parts of the shore of Yarrie Lake turn into a "low tide roost" for waders/aquatic bird species
After major rainfall in the area the creek filling Yarrie Lake turns into a small swamp (photo courtesy of V. Collins)
After major rainfall in the area the creek filling Yarrie Lake turns into a small marsh (photo courtesy of V. Collins)