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Birdwatching for the Public

Shoalhaven Bird Walks

The Shoalhaven is a wonderful birding region, with many different birding locations. Many of these are detailed in a brochure called Shoalhaven Bird Walks which was produced by Shoalhaven Council and BirdLife Shoalhaven and launched by Mayor Amanda Findley in August 2017. The brochure can be picked up at the Nowra and Ulladulla Visitor Centres - or downloaded for printing by clicking on the following link - Shoalhaven Bird Walks.

The first 12 walks shown below are included in the brochure.

1. Bangalee Reserve
5. Lake Wollumboola
9. Yatte Yattah NR
13. Hyams Beach
17. Wilfords Lane Wetlands

2. Bomaderry Creek
6. Abraham's Bosom
10. Little Forest Plateau
14. Vincentia WTP
18. Lake Conjola Entrance

3. Shoalhaven Heads
7. Booderee Botanic Gardens
11. Narrawallee Inlet
15. Callala Wetland Walkway

4. Ben's Walk
8. Murray's Beach Circuit
12. Burrill Lake
16. Warden Head

shoalhaven bird walks

Shoalhaven Birds - A Photo Guide

In addition, Martin and Penny Potter, with the assistance of Shoalhaven Birders and the MUDBirders, have produced a bird identification guide for birds in various environments within the Shoalhaven area. It can be viewed and downloaded from the following link - Shoalhaven Birds - A Photo Guide.

Birdwatching for BirdLife Shoalhaven members

When BirdLife Shoalhaven was formed many of its members already belonged to established birdwatching groups in the Shoalhaven. Three of these groups have allowed BirdLife Shoalhaven members to join them on their birdwatching activities on their programs - at not cost. The three groups are from three different areas of the Shoalhaven - the Nowra and Berry areas in the north, the Jervis Bay and St Georges Basin areas in the central Shoalhaven, and the Milton and Ulladulla areas in the south.

Shoalhaven Birders
The northern group - the Shoalhaven Birders - usually have one birdwatching outing per month on a Sunday morning. Membership of the Shoalhaven Birders is by invitation only, but members of BirdLife Shoalhaven are welcome to attend their activities.

Bay and Basin Birdwatchers
The central group - the Bay and Basin Birdwatchers - has a birdwatching outing every couple of months on the weekend. Members of the public may attend activities on a trial basis, but are expected to become members of BirdLife Australia if they wish to continue their attendance.

The southern group - the Milton / Ulladulla District Birders (MUD Birders) - are U3A-based and meet every second Friday morning for birdwatching activities. They also have occasional nightly meetings with guest speakers giving presentations. Members of the public may attend MUDBirder activities, but there is a $5 cost per activity. Milton-Ulladulla U3A members may attend MUDBirder activities at no cost, as can BirdLife Shoalhaven members.

The Milton-Ulladulla U3A website with course details can be found by clicking this link - U3A.

Details of the programs for all of the above groups can be found in our Magazines and on our Calendar page .

Any questions about the birdwatching activities can be sent to