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Birdwatching at Warden Head

Grade and Distance: - you can observe from the lookout or explore the bush tracks around the lighthouse area and the rock platform and beaches below.

What to look for:
Look out for sea birds, whales (June/July and returning October/November), dolphins and seals around the rocks. The best viewing for birds is in the afternoon with the sun behind you and on calmer days after a strong southerly. You could see -

  • Fairy Prions, Wedge-tailed and Short-tailed Shearwaters (spring to autumn) and Fluttering Shearwaters (winter);
  • Wandering (rare), Black-browed, Shy (type), Indian Yellownosed and Buller's Albatross (all during winter and spring);
  • Pomarine and Arctic Jaeger (summer);
  • Sooty Oystercatcher, Terns and occasionally Eastern Reef Egret on the rock shelf below;
  • White-bellied Sea-Eagles commonly cruise the cliff edges and occasionally a Square-tailed Kite (spring to autumn).
  • White-throated Treecreeper, Variegated Fairy-wren, Thornbills, Spotted Pardalote, Golden Whistler, Eastern Yellow Robin and Red-browed Finch are fairly common;
  • Brown and Grey Goshawks and the cryptic Bassian Thrush have been seen along the walking tracks

From the Princes Highway in Ulladulla, turn east into Deering Street at the round-about at the top of the hill and drive to the parking area at the Lighthouse.


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