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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 swamp 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 .

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

Grey Teal

Pacific Black Duck N

Australasian Grebe N

Darter

Little Black Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant

Australian White Ibis

Straw-necked Ibis

White-faced Heron

White-necked Heron N

Great Egret

Intermediate Egret

Royal Spoonbill

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Whistling Kite N

Nankeen Kestrel

Dusky Moorhen

Purple Swamphen

Eurasian Coot N

Black-tailed Native-hen

Black-fronted Dotterel

Masked Lapwing

Common Bronzewing

Crested Pigeon

Peaceful Dove

Bar-shouldered Dove

Galah N

Little Corella

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo N

Cockatiel

Red-rumped Parrot N

Laughing Kookaburra N

Superb Fairy-wren

Variegated Fairy-wren

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Noisy Friarbird

Little Friarbird

Yellow-throated Miner

Striped Honeyeater

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Singing Honeyeater

White-plumed Honeyeater

Brown Honeyeater

Eastern Yellow Robin

Grey-crowned Babbler

Rufous Whistler

Grey Shrike-thrush

Magpie-lark N

Willie Wagtail N

Restless Flycatcher

Olive-backed Oriole

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Grey Butcherbird

Pied Butcherbird

Australian Magpie

Pied Currawong N

Australian Raven

White-winged Chough

Apostlebird

Double-barred Finch

Welcome Swallow N

Fairy Martin N

Tree Martin N

Mistletoebird

Australian Reed-Warbler

Nankeen Night Heron

Channel-billed Cuckoo

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo

Dollarbird

Rainbow Bee-eater N

Sacred Kingfisher N

Painted Honeyeater

White-breasted Woodswallow N

Masked Woodswallow

White-browed Woodswallow

Golden-headed Cisticola

Jacky Winter

Black Swan

Hardhead

Pink-eared Duck N

Australasian Shoveler

Freckled Duck

Hoary-headed Grebe

Australian Pelican

Great Cormorant

Black-necked Stork

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Little Eagle

Spotted Harrier

Brown Goshawk

Black Kite

Australian Hobby

Black Falcon

Australian Spotted Crake

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Red-kneed Dotterel

Black-winged Stilt

Red-necked Avocet

Silver Gull

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Eastern Rosella

Pale-headed Rosella

Musk Lorikeet

Little Lorikeet

Turquoise Parrot

Australian Ringneck

Blue Bonnet

Superb Parrot

Pallid Cuckoo

Black-eared Cuckoo

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

White-throated Needletail

Fork-tailed Swift

Brown Treecreeper

White-throated Treecreeper

Spotted Pardalote

Striated Pardalote

White-throated Gerygone

Western Gerygone

Yellow Thornbill

Inland Thornbill

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Blue-faced Honeyeater

Noisy Miner

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Red-capped Robin

Golden Whistler

Varied Sittella

Grey Fantail

White-winged Triller

Dusky Woodswallow

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Spotted Bowerbird

Plum-headed Finch

Rufous Songlark

Little Grassbird

Silvereye

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

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